Sending troops to Jordan shows US plots failed in Syria: Iran MP

Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi

A senior Iranian lawmaker says US attempts to create a new front against Syria in Jordan shows Washington’s efforts to overthrow the Syrian government over the past two years have failed.

“Countries that seek to fuel war in Syria should know that this crisis will end”, said chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi at a Monday press conference.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on April 17 that Washington is sending 200 troops to Jordan to help contain the violence in Syria, fueling speculations that the US is setting the stage for an intervention in the Arab country.

The planned deployment comes as the Pentagon has recently reviewed military options for Syria. Hagel has called military intervention in Syria “an option, but an option of last resort.”

The Iranian lawmaker said certain regional countries try to intensify the crisis in Syria, adding that the US and its allies have spent billions of dollars on sending arms to the Arab country.

“Israel supports armed groups in Syria and gives them information to destroy the infrastructure in Syria,” Boroujerdi underlined.

“The Zionist regime [of Israel] does not engage in direct confrontation with countries, [instead]it supports armed groups and resorts to assassinating elites and scientists,” he added.

Boroujerdi stressed Iran’s support for the proposal put forward by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, describing dialog as the best solution to the country’s crisis.

In a key speech on January 6, Assad called for an end to the terrorist operations inside Syria and urged “concerned states and parties” to stop funding, arming and harboring militants.

He added that his government is always ready to hold talks with the opposition and will call for a “comprehensive national dialog” after foreign parties end their support for the militants and the terrorist activities cease in the country.

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

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that large numbers of the militants are foreign nationals.

Damascus says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militants.

By Press TV


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