Iran denies site hit by Israel in Syria

A senior Iranian official denied on Sunday that Israel has hit an Iranian targets in Syria recently, Press TV reported.

Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, dismissed as “lies” the Israeli reports that Tel Aviv’s overnight air raids hit Iranian targets near the Syrian capital city of Damascus.

“This is a lie and is not true,” Rezaei said, adding that “America and Israel do not have the power to attack Iran’s centers and positions and the Zionist regime’s (Israeli) claims about targeting Iranian positions are lies.”

Israel’s army said on Saturday that its air force struck Iranian sites in Syria to foil an Iranian drone attack on Israel.

Iran has said that it has deployed advisory missions to Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government in its battle against the extremist militants.