TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader’s Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati appreciated Syria’s resistance against the US and its Zionist allies and their plots to disintegrate the country, underlining that Tehran continues support for Syria as a Muslim country.
“The main reason behind the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the Syrian nation and government and Bashar Assad in person is that they believe in resisting against the Zionists,” Velayati told FNA on Monday.
“The other reason is that Syria is a Muslim country and one of the goals of Syria’s enemies is disintegrating it, which would amount to the weakening of the Muslims and discord and internal disputes among nations to pave the ground for the misuse of the enemies of the Muslim world and the Islamic Ummah,” he added.
“Another reason is that if the enemies of Syria gain success in that country, they won’t stop there and then there will be Lebanon and Iraq’s turn and all of them are Iran’s friends and allies,” Velayati underlined.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that Iran will continue its material and spiritual support for the Syrian nation and government.
Major General Jafari pointed to the failure of the western countries in conducting a military intervention in Syria, and said, “They know well that the Islamic Republic provides material, spiritual and intellectual support for Syria.”
Iranian officials have reiterated on various occasions that Tehran helps Syria in different ways, while it does not help the country militarily.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underlined that Tehran is in favor of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition groups to create stability in the Middle Eastern country.
Earlier this year, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of the dire consequences of any military intervention in Syria for the region, and said the US will certainly be severely harmed by pursuing warmongering policies against the Muslim country.
“The US threats and possible intervention in Syria is a disaster for the region and if such an act is done, certainly, the Americans will sustain damage like when they interfered in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the new Iranian cabinet in Tehran in August.
He cautioned the US and its allies that their military intervention in Syria would yield no result but blazing fire and increasing nations’ hatred from them.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned the US and its allies that “starting this fire will be like a spark in a large store of gunpowder, with unclear and unspecified outcomes and consequences”.
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