Senior Cleric: Aleppo victory major blow to western powers

FNA- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani underlined that the full liberation of the city of Aleppo has been a major military gain for the Syrian government and a major loss for the western sponsors of the terrorist groups in Syria.

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, “This (Aleppo victory) is not merely a military victory, but it is a victory for Islam over blasphemers; and the supporters of terrorism, specially the Al Saud, should see this victory and die of anger.”

He, meantime, called on the Riyadh and Manama regimes to stop their atrocities against the oppressed nations of Syria and Bahrain.

In relevant remarks in late December, the Supreme Leader’s top aide Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that the Syrian army and its allies’ victory against the terrorists in Aleppo was the most important achievement during the past 5 years, and said it can pave the ground for bigger triumphs.

“It was the most important victory during the past five years that Syria has been entangled in the war on terrorism and a prelude to future victories, including the liberation of Mosul,” Velayati said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Ahd news website.

Noting that the terrorists had come from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the US and Europe to continue their masters’ occupation policies in Syria, but failed in their plots, he said, “The terrorists will experience repeated defeats and Aleppo’s freedom will be a prelude to the future victories of the Syrian army and its allies.”