A senior Iranian military commander strongly dismissed as " psychological operation " the reports by the western and Israeli media on the destruction of an Iranian missile cargo for Hezbollah during the recent Israeli air raid on Syria, stressing that the anti - Israel resistance front in region doesn ' t need Iran ' s weapon aids.

Western and Israeli media quoted unknown American officials as claiming that the airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria overnight on Thursday was directed at a shipment of advanced surface - to - surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah. An American official told the New York Times that the targeted shipment consisted of Iranian - made Fateh - 110s, a mobile, accurate, solid - fueled missile that has the range to strike Tel Aviv and much of Israel from Southern Lebanon. In reply, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Seyed Massoud Jazzayeri told Al Alam TV network that the allegations are part of an anti - Iran propaganda campaign. " Basically speaking, the Syrian government does not need Iran ' s weapon assistance. These types of reports mostly serve psychological and propaganda campaign, " Jazzayeri said, adding that the enemies of Syria are trying to link the ongoing resistance in Syria with other countries. He praised the capability of the anti - Israeli resistance movements in the region, and added, " Fortunately, the Resistance movement has become mature enough to defend itself very well against any kind of aggression. What Hamas(Palestinian resistance movement) employed to defend itself or(the Lebanese) Hezbollah(movement) military capabilities are totally home - made. "