US, UK make strategic errors in Syria: Iran deputy FM

A senior Iranian diplomat says the US and Britain have committed numerous strategic errors in the region and in Syria especially by supporting anti-government terrorists.

Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Fars News Agency that the US and its western allies should stop insisting on support for terrorism, killing of people and destruction of Syria’s infrastructures.

“The [int’l] parties, which back delivery of weapons to Syria [militants], are responsible for the carnage of innocent people and the insecurity in the region,” he stressed.

Amir-Abdollahian added Syria is well past the security crisis and the remaining terrorists are paralyzed but some foreign parties are still pursuing “special objectives” in the country by pushing for arms deliveries and encouraging terrorist operations.

The deputy Foreign Minister also condemned the foreign interventions in Syria stressing the US should rather support ending of violence and national dialogue in Syria so that “Syrian people can decide on their own fate”.

His remarks on Saturday came as US Secretary of State John Kerry said at a conference on Syria in Qatar that Syrian foreign-backed militants should be given further support “to be able to address the imbalance on the ground.

Kerry claimed during the conference of the so-called Friends of Syria group, comprising of Britain, the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, on Saturday that the participants will “increase the scope and scale of assistance to the [Syrian] political and military opposition”.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague had claimed before the conference that London has not yet made a decision to “give lethal aid” to Syrian militants.

This is while, foreign sides, including Britain, are accused of having already delivered major arms shipments to Syrian terrorists and even operating special agents there to train the terrorists.

By Press TV


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