Iran support for Syria aims to uphold anti-Israel resistance: Lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker says Iran’s support for Syria has foiled Western attempts to break up the axis of anti-Israel resistance in the region by wreaking havoc on the Arab country.

“Iran support for Syria has maintained the line of [anti-Israel] resistance intact and [prevented] the resistance front from being undermined,” Mohammad-Saleh Jokar, a member of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday.

He argued that since the West has failed in its plots against Iran, it is trying to break the resistance axis through hostile measures against Syria.

“Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are carrying out Western plots in Syria,” Jokar stated, blaming the trio for intensifying militancy in the crisis-hit country through financial and military support for foreign-backed terrorists and Salafi extremists.

Terrorist attacks against the Syrian government and people are masterminded by the United States and Israel, which have nonetheless failed to achieve their goals in the Muslim country, he noted.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the insurgents are foreign nationals.

It says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the armed groups.

By Press TV


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