Cleric: US withdrawal from Syria due to defeat

FNA – Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said today that the reason that the US is withdrawing its troops from Syria is that Washington has failed in realizing its goals in the region.

Emami Kashani said that the American troops are leaving Syria after their failure, expressing the hope that foreign troops will leave other countries in the region.

“When the Americans say that they need to leave Syria it means that they have failed in the country. They have also failed in Yemen, Iraq and other areas. And God willing, both the United States and the Zionist regime and their milk cow, Saudi Arabia, will also be discredited and destroyed,” the provisional leader of Tehran’s Friday Prayers said.

Elsewhere, the cleric touched upon the sanctions and the economic war that United States is waging against Iran, and said, “The corrupt US administration only wants corrupt rulers like those of Saudi Arabia to be in power in the region in line with their malicious goals.”

Ayatollah Kashani further called on the Iranian government to tackle problems such as increasing rate of divorce, hoarding, and embezzlement, and build up a center to counter the enemies’ plots against the national economy.

He urged the young Iranians to continue to adhere to values and beliefs that were introduced by the Islamic Revolution.

The cleric also congratulated the new Christian year to all Christians, especially Iranian Christians.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said the US forces would be pulled out from Syria since the ISIL terror group had been defeated there.