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Saudis unable to wage another war in Syria

8 February 2016 13:13



Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri says while Saudi Arabia has come to a dead end with its aggressive operations in Yemen, it is incapable of waging another war in Syria.

Speaking to MNA correspondent, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri referred to Saudi Arabia’s claims on sending ground troops to Syria, saying “the Saudi regime has taken aggressive and greedy measures in several parts of the world and is now facing severe challenges and tensions within its own borders.”

“Due to such measures, Saudis are currently faced with a severely passive dead end on some regional scenes particularly in Yemen,” he said, while adding Saudi Arabia’s aggressive military actions have met several failures and defeats.

Highlighting the fact that Riyadh is practically incapable of waging another major war, he said “such actions and remarks, while bearing witness to the failing regional status of this regime, are mostly in line with starting psychological operations and are only useful for domestic propaganda.”

The possibility that Saudi regime would trigger a military operation inside Syria is very weak, he added.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is of the opinion that the resistance movement in the region is currently very capable of defending its objectives on its own,” he said.

The Iranian commander further hailed Syria’s recent victories in liberating northern cities of Nubl and Al-Zahraa, expressing hope for the liberation of other parts in Syria in the near future.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday voiced readiness to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the US-led coalition allegedly targeting terrorists decides to start such operations. US State Department Spokesman John Kirby welcomed the Saudi decision.

Following the announcement, the Head of the State Duma Committee Pavel Krasheninnikov told Interfax on Friday that any military ground operation in Syria without the Damascus government’s consent amounts to a declaration of war.

Mohsen Rezaei, Secretary of the Expediency Council, on Friday warned against Saudi Arabia’s intention to deploy ground troops to Syria, saying in the case of confrontation between Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Syria and the US involvement, a ‘great regional war’ would be waged in the Middle East.

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