IRAN’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei threatened the US and its allies with retaliation during a speech on Monday following an airstrike on a military base in Syria on Sunday which killed numerous Iranians.

The airstrike was carried out against the 47th Brigade of the Syrian Arab army, which contains Iranian forces and soldiers from Hezbollah.

The attack hit a military base between Hama and Homs, and 18 Iranian soldiers were reportedly killed.

Khamenei commented on the attack, saying: “The US incites the Saudis in order to create conflict in our region.

The Iranian leader directly threatened the US in a warning not to take further action against Iran, stating: “If these countries are wise, they won’t get involved in a conflict against Iran.

“But, if they enter a war with Iran, they will certainly be struck down and defeated.

“The Americans want to avoid the costs of confrontation with the system created by the Islamic Revolution.”

The Iranian leader demanded the US leave the region, stating the US has damaged the security situation in the country.

He said: “For the same reason the presence of the US in Western Europe must be obliterated, they must leave our region.

“The one who must leave is the US, not the Islamic Republic.

“We are from this region: the Persian Gulf is our home; West Asia is our home.”

No nation has currently taken responsibility for the attack against the 47th Brigade on Sunday.

The Pentagon has also denied having knowledge of any military attacks in the region.

Source » express