Iran denies links to attacks on US forces in Iraq, Syria

(VOVWORLD) - Iran denied on Saturday US accusations that Tehran supported attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria, and condemned US airstrikes on Iranian-backed militants there, state media reported.
Iran denies links to attacks on US forces in Iraq, Syria - ảnh 1US soldiers at Taji air base, about 20 km north of Baghdad, Iraq (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The statement came after the US told the UN Security Council that it targeted Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq with airstrikes to deter the militants and Tehran from conducting or supporting further attacks on US personnel or facilities. Iran’s UN envoy Majid Takht Ravanchi, said any accusation that Iran carries out attacks against American personnel or facilities in Iraq is factually wrong and void of the minimum requirements of authenticity and reliability. He said US attacks are violation of international laws.

The US Defense Department said its airstrike last week, conducted under President Biden’s order, targeted infrastructures that insurgents use as a "springboard" to launch drone attacks against US troops and facilities in Iraq.

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