Tehran vows continued and unlimited support for Damascus
Iran vowed on Thursday “constant” and “unlimited” support for Syria and stressed its confidence in the ability of the Syrian people and army to defeat the aggression.
“We came to Syria to stress once again that our support for Syria-government and people-is consistent and enduring support, and we are proud of this support for a resistance that stands up to the criminal Zionist entity,” Alaedin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Iranian Shura Council’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, told a press conference at the end of a visit to Syria.
He said the countries which are today spending billions of dollars in the fight against Syria are the same who have stood against Iran, drawing parallels between the propaganda and lies with which the enemies have targeted the people of Iran and Syria.
Boroujerdi however stressed that the Syrian people are not buying any of these lies, saying “everybody knows that the people of [Syria] are smart and aware enough not to be deceived by such games.”
He affirmed that there are no “limits” to Tehran’s cooperation with Damascus and to rendering support and help to the latter since “the front of resistance is one unified entity.”
“Iran has made these steps in all circumstances notwithstanding the various forms of embargo and boycott against Syria because Syria represents the pivot of the resistance,” said Boroujerdi.
The resistance, he added, will continue standing and remain firm so long as the Zionist entity is there, citing the obvious support provided by Israel to the terrorist organizations.
Boroujerdi reiterated Iran’s stance that the US is making a “strategic mistake” by providing training to terrorists whom it calls “moderate opposition” in Turkey and Jordan.
He reaffirmed that a solution to the crisis in Syria must be a political and inter-Syrian one, stressing that foreign interference and making decisions from outside the border are of no avail.
He said there is an urgent need to hold a meeting at the level of the speakers of parliaments friendly to Syria to address fighting terrorism, revealing that Iran is making efforts to plan such a meeting.
He took a swipe at Saudi Arabia, saying this Gulf state has become the driving force of aggression and criminality targeting the Islamic Nation and the Arab World.
He also criticized some of the region’s countries, including Qatar and Turkey, for acting as tools to implement the US and Israeli policies.
Boroujerdi highlighted these countries’ support to the terrorists fighting in Syria, calling on Turkey in particular to act rationally and change this terrorism-supporting policy in favor of the region’s peace and security.