TEHRAN (FNA)- As the United States gears up for a potential military offensive against Syria, a Washington-based Syrian political commentator said the US has devised plans for the entire Middle-East.
“We know that they (the US) have their plans not even in Syria, they have them in all the Middle-East,” Nagham Salman said.
“So the American plan is to hurt and to weaken the Syrian government and to build up an opposition,” she added.
She noted that the Al-Qaeda terrorist group is operating in Syria and supporting most of the military groups active there, the Islam Times reported.
“So the US unfortunately is not making any kind of war against the terrorism. On the contrary, they are fighting side by side with Al-Qaeda in Syria,” the expert stated.
She pointed to Iran’s repeated warnings that any military attack against Syria will spread all over the region and said the Islamic Republic and Russia would stand by Syria in case of military action against Damascus.
“I think that Iran and Russia will not leave Syria alone. They will support the Syrian government, they will support the Syrian army, as they always did, and this is what we also expect as the Syrian citizens,” Salman pointed out.
She, however, emphasized that Iran, Syria, Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, and maybe some Palestinian resistance groups will not allow the US to attack Syria in order to topple President Bashar al-Assad and prepare the ground for a possible strike against Tehran.
The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.
On Saturday, US President Barack Obama said he would seek a congressional authorization for an attack against Syria as Washington “cannot and will not turn a blind eye” to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. The Obama administration has, however, said it “has the right” to attack Syria even if the Congress does not approve the measure.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
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