Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud slammed the western countries’ media outlets for displaying a distorted image of the realities in his country.
“Today Syria is confronting a western and regional plot, and the Takfiri and terrorist groups are in an all-out war against the Syrian government and nation in all the political, economic and cultural fields,” the Syrian envoy to Tehran said.
Mahmoud made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony held at Fars News Agency premises on Tuesday to unveil a book titled “Exploring Syria’s Developments” authored by Director of FNA bureaux abroad Rouhollah Ghassemian.
The Syrian envoy stated that the western media have always disguised the realities in Syria in the last two years, “but due to the resistance shown by both Syria and the axis of resistance, this international plot is falling flat.”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies sought hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.