US dream of Assad ouster will not come true: Iran Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi on Thursday said that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power despite the US wish to see him gone.
According to Press TV, Firouzabadi said: “Despite US dreams and wishes, Bashar Assad will remain [in power] and warmongers will be disgraced by the victory of the Syrian nation.”
He added that the US is seeking to take advantage of the chaos fueled by Takfiri terrorists in the region to pursue its own agenda.
Firouzabadi, however, said the Syrian nation will emerge triumphant in the foreign-backed war.
Five years of supporting terrorism and boosting the ISILTakfiri terrorist group in Syria have all failed to force the Syrian nation to give up its resistance, he noted.
Last week, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, visited Syria and reiterated Iran’s support for Assad’s legal term in office.
He also rejected the idea of imposing a president on Syria who would serve the interests of Saudi Arabia or any other party.