Iranian diplomat calls Israel main source of insecurity in Western Asia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian slammed the Israeli regime for its role in spreading insecurity in the Western Asia region.

Speaking in a meeting with a group of leading Lebanese intellectuals from different parties in Tehran on Sunday, Amir Abdollahian highlighted the importance of the issue of Palestine and said regional countries’ security situations are interconnected.

“The Zionist regime is the main source of insecurity in the Western Asia region,” the Iranian diplomat said, referring to supports provided by Tel Aviv and its international allies for terrorist groups in regional countries, Syria in particular.

As regards Syria, he said that despite certain countries supports for terrorists in Syria, the people and government of the Arab country has been able to resist against waves of terrorist groups emerged from the Zionist regime’s plots.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a new report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

Daesh, as a Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria, is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.

The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.

By Tasnim News Agency