Commander: Al-Qaeda groups in Syria protected by US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Brigadier General Esmayeel Qa’ani said all al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria are supported and protected by the US.

“The US has been killing people in our region for the last 13 years under the excuse of finding the al-Qaeda, but now all the terrorist groups in Syria are supervised by the al-Qaeda and supported by the US,” Qa’ani said, addressing a congress in the Central city of Qom on Wednesday.

He rejected any military solution to the crisis in Syria, and said, “Today, all sides, even the US, have come to this conclusion that the Syrian problem needs to be solved through political means.”

Observers believe that terrorism has spread across the Middle-East ever since the US alleged to be in a war on terrorism.

Iranian officials on many occasions have rapped the US and the West as the main and the biggest sponsors of terrorism, and deplored the West’s double-standard policy towards this devilish phenomenon.

Earlier this month, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri lashed out at Washington’s double-standard policies on terrorism, warning that the West-backed Al-Qaeda terrorists will one day aim their guns at the US.

“This double-standard policy will sooner or later be exposed and the Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups will soon target their weapons at the Americans,” Brigadier General Jazzayeri said.

He said that terrorists playing with their godfathers is the future perceived for the dirty game of the US and the Zionists.

“The spillover of the terrorism underway in the region, specially in Syria, will undoubtedly create numerous problems for the US and other regional and non-regional actors which are breeding and nurturing terrorists,” Jazzayeri added.

By Fars News Agency


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