US beating air in Syria: Iranian commander

A top Iranian military commander has slammed the United States for feeding the flames of violence in Syria, saying Washington’s wishes will not come true in the country.

On Monday, Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi referred to recent US plans to further boost its support for the foreign-backed Takfiri groups operating in Syria.

The Iranian commander said Washington is beating the air in this regard and will fail to achieve its goals.

“Opposition forces are defeated in Syria, and not only they lack military capabilities, but it was also proven impossible to establish unity among them,” said the top Iranian commander.

Firouzabadi further censured what he called Washington’s meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, describing the presidential election in the country as the last way to restore peace in the country.

In a private meeting with foreign-backed Syrian opposition leaders in Washington in early May, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and its allies had “wasted a year” in Syria by failing to coordinate efforts to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

During his trip to the United States on May 7, Ahmad Jarba, the head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), which is Syria’s main foreign-backed opposition group, asked for more US weapons to fight the Syrian government.

Syria is preparing to hold a presidential election on June 3 despite the foreign-backed militancy that according to some reports has killed over 150,000 people and displaced millions of others since it erupted in the Arab state in March 2011.

By Press TV


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