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Iran says Monday’s missile attack launched in Syria killed 40 Daesh* leaders. Seven drones and six ballistic missiles were used during the strike in the Abu Kamal region of eastern Syria, according to state media. Tehran conducted the strike on terrorists who it says were responsible for a recent terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz.
Sputnik has discussed Iran’s missile attack in Syria with Foad Izadi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran.
Sputnik: In your opinion how successful was Tehran in this show of force in Syria?
Foad Izadi:I think the long-term success basically depends whether this was effective enough to make sure that these terrorist organizations would not engage in terrorism in Iran in the future. Iran is a relatively safe country. We had this terrorist attack in Ahvaz, a couple of years ago there was a terrorist attack in Tehran and then in Tehran that attack two years ago was the first attack in 30 years. So in the last two years we’ve had two terrorist attacks in Tehran which is actually a better situation when we compare to what was happening in Paris and London and some other European capitals. So Iran is relatively safe from these types of attacks and the people in Iran are not used to terrorism basically. And the government’s aim by these missile launches is to make sure that enough pain is delivered to the terrorist organizations so they don’t engage in this type of activity.