Velayati: Iran Will Not Change Policy in Mideast
“Today, the Islamic Iran helps Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine and we will not allow the US to meddle in our affairs,” Velayati said, addressing a forum in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Thursday.
He said that Iran’s assistance to the regional countries, especially Iraq, prevented the ISIL terrorists from stretching their outreach and march towards Baghdad.
Velayati stressed that the world should now accept Iran as a country equipped with peaceful nuclear technology, and said, “Today, we can say that we have powerfully stood on our feet and we are independent.”
In relevant remarks in June, Velayati said that Syria has always been one of the most important components of the anti-Zionism resistance movement in the region, and stressed that Tehran will not leave Damascus alone in its hard days of war on terrorism.
“The US, the Zionists and the region’s reactionaries have joined forces” to undermine the resistance movement in the region and provide a safe haven for the Israeli regime, Velayati said in a meeting with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in Tehran.
Velayati also said Iran will continue supporting the Syrian people and government who are “standing firmly against the Zionists and the ISIL terrorists,” adding that “terrorists will definitely be defeated” in Syria.
The ongoing crisis in the region shows “a pervasive plot by the US, the Zionists and reactionaries in the region,” Velayati said, describing the plot as a “dream” which will not “come true”.