Iran MP hails Syrian government for thwarting Yarmouk plot

An Iranian lawmaker has praised the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for defeating a Western plot to pit the Palestinian refugees in the Syria-based Yarmouk camp against the Syrian government.

“With the return of stability and calm to Yarmouk refugee camp, the West has lost the chance to play with the Palestinian refugees’ card,” Mehdi Davatgari, chairman of Iran Majlis National Demands Subcommittee, said on Tuesday.

“The anti-Syrian scenario designed by the West and the Zionist regime [of Israel] did not pay off thanks to the vigilance of the Syrian government. In the end, terrorists were forced to leave the camp and calm was returned to this camp,” the MP added.

He noted that the West resorts to any method to reach its “ominous objectives” in Syria.

“Terrorists and their supporters were trying to get the Syrian Army engaged in Yarmouk Camp [conflict] and then hold Bashar al-Assad’s government responsible for this act,” Davatgari stated.

The residents of the camp were attacked by militants who have been fighting against the government of al-Assad.

The violence rose after armed men affiliated to the al-Nusra Front executed a number of Palestinian civilians in the camp.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and there are reports that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.

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