Iranian top commander: Assad remains

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi blasted Washington’s attempts to prolong the war in Syria to affect the US presidential election, but meantime, ensured that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will survive all plots.

“The US wants continued war and crimes by terrorists in Syria to affect the upcoming presidential election in the US,” General Firouzabadi said on Thursday.

He stressed that the Americans will not be able to attain their goals by the time of election.

“Despite the US dreams and wishes, Bashar al-Assad will remain and the warmongers will be disgraced by the Syrian nation’s victory,” the Iranian top commander added.



In relevant remarks in March, General Firouzabadi said the insistence of Riyadh and Syrian opposition groups on having President Bashar Assad removed from office is what the Zionists dictate and want.

“The election of a leader and a president in any given country should come through ballots. It is undemocratic and hostile to dismiss or choose a leader and president via politics,” Firouzabadi said.

He said a mentality and position as such is out of date, adding that this aggressive and unreal dream will never come true in Syria.

Firouzabadi warned that elimination of President Assad from Syrian politics will expand the influence of ISIL terrorists and pave way for the establishment of a Takfiri government inside the war-torn country.

He once again reiterated that those who want to remove President Bashar Assad from office are in fact doing what the Zionists desire.

By Fars News Agency