Iran MP rejects as ‘psywar’ claims of cutback in Syria military advisors

A senior Iranian lawmaker has dismissed allegations of a decline in the number of Iranian military advisors in Syria, saying the claims are aimed at undermining the anti-Daesh campaign in Syria.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who chairs the Foreign Policy and National Security Committee of Iran’s parliament (Majlis), said on Thursday that a “psychological war” was initiated as soon as Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq joined hands to fight Takfiri terrorism.

He said that this psychological war stems from the failure of the US and its allies in their so-called fight on terrorism while the “four-nation alliance [of Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq] has managed to achieve massive and effective victories in a short period of time.”
Iran has sent military advisors to Syria to provide assistance to the Arab country in the fight against the terrorists operating there.

Russia has also been conducting airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria since September 30, upon a request from Damascus.

Also on Thursday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated the country’s support for the Syrian people and government in their fight against “terrorists whose hands are stained with the blood of oppressed Syrian people.”

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

In a meeting in Tehran with the Grand Mufti of Syria the Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, Amir-Abdollahian said there has been “no shift” in Iran’s policy of supporting the Syrian government and safeguarding the Arab country’s territorial integrity.

The conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and left over one million injured, according to the United Nations.

The world body says 12.2 million people, including more than 5.6 million children, remain in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria. The foreign-sponsored militancy has also displaced 7.6 million people.

By Press TV