TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian parliamentarians in a statement on Wednesday supported the resistance front in Syria, and voiced their preparedness to fight alongside the Syrian nation against any aggressor.
“We as the representatives of (the Iranian) people in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) voice our support for the resistance front in Syria and declare in a straightforward manner that we support the positions of the Supreme Leader of the Muslim world and hope of the oppressed nations (i.e. Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) by all means, and if the Islamic Republic decides, we will be ready to sacrifice our lives beside our Syrian brothers against the (front)line of infidels and oppressors,” the statement signed by 170 Iranian lawmakers said on Wednesday.
The Iranian legislators warned the US and the Zionist regime against attacking Syria, and said any invasion of the country will herald the collapse of the arrogant powers’ tyrannical and cruel system.
The US and other western countries have adopted the rhetoric of war against Syria over allegations that the Syrian government was behind a recent chemical attack near Damascus.
The call for military strike intensified after the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed on August 21 that hundreds had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar. The Syrian government has strongly denied the claim, accusing the militants of the attack.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies sought hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
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