Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States and certain Arab states had been informed of Israel’s intention to carry out air strikes against Syria in advance. “We have accurate information that the US and some Arab countries had prior knowledge of the recent incidents in Syria and the bombardment of several areas in the country,” Larijani said on Tuesday. “Do these extremist currents in Syria, which claim they are taking these measures in order to establish democracy in the country, think democracy can be established in a country through a dirty approach?” Larijani asked. The Syrian state television reported on Sunday that Israel had attacked the Jamraya research center, located northwest of the capital, Damascus. The center had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike back in January. The Sunday aggression came shortly after Tel Aviv confirmed that its warplanes had hit another target in Syria on Friday. Referring to the recent desecration of a revered Muslim site in Syria by
foreign-sponsored militants, the Iranian Majlis speaker said all the extremist groups that have been created in the Muslim world help the US and the Israeli regime. He underlined that the desecration of the Muslim site in Syria indicates the perpetrators’ “ignorance.” According to media reports last Thursday, the militant groups in Syria raided the mausoleum of Hujr ibn Adi in the Damascus suburb of Adra, and transferred his remains to an unknown location. Hujr, a close companion of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and a loyal supporter of the first Shia Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), led the army of Muslims to victory in several crucial battles.