Iranian DM warns against US plots to partition regional countries

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned of plots hatched by the US and their allies to partition regional states in order to serve the Israeli regime’s interests in the Middle East.

“Creation and expansion of terrorism and extremism are merely aimed at safeguarding the Zionist regime (of Israel) and maintaining instability in the region,” Dehqan said on Wednesday.

He called on the US and its allies to stop throwing their weight behind Takfiri terrorist groups in the region, noting that Washington is seeking to break up regional states, Syria and Iraq in particular, via its sinister schemes.

The US is not sincere in its fight against the terror groups in Syria, the Iranian minister further said, adding that Washington, by backing the Takfiri group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, is attempting to disrupt the Damascus government’s anti-terror fight and guarantee the terrorists’ survival.

The conflict in Syria, which flared up in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people, according to an estimate by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

By Tasnim News Agency