Senior MP: US, advocates of war on Syria seek to maintain Israel’s security

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Iranian legislator blasted the US and its allies’ warmongering policies against Syria, saying that they have planned a war on Damascus in a bid to protect Israel’s security.

“American officials have repeatedly announced that Israel’s security is the security of the US, and under this pretext, they have fanned the flames of a civil war in Syria to, as they put it, break the axis of resistance,” Rapporteur of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said on Saturday.

The senior Iranian lawmaker reiterated that Syria is fighting in the frontline of war against Israel.

The US, Israel and France 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.

By Fars News Agency

 

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