A host of Iranian leaders and officials have condemned the Western missile attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Assad's forces.
An unmanned Iranian aircraft shot down in February in Israeli airspace was armed with explosives and on a mission to attack the Jewish state, Israel's military has claimed.
A high-ranking representative of Iran's supreme leader has said that if Israel gives Iran an excuse, “we will flatten Tel Aviv and Haifa”.
The United States and Russia have sparred at a UN Security Council emergency meeting over possible Western military strikes in Syria as the UN chief called on world powers to "act responsibly" and warned of a new Cold War.
U.S. President Donald Trump played down the possibility of an imminent military response to an alleged chemical-weapons attack in Syria, saying it "could be very soon or not so soon at all!”