Iranian lawmakers have voiced support for Syria amid US threats of a military intervention in the Arab state on the pretext of a recent chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
In a statement on Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers highlighted the religious commands and the contents of the Islamic Republic’s Constitution about the need to support the oppressed people of the world.
“Now, who can hear the call of Syrian Muslims, who are massacred on a daily basis by wild cannibalistic Takfiris, and remain indifferent? Who can hear the news about the killing of innocent pregnant women in Syria simply because they are Alawites, and easily pass over it?”
The statement also referred to some inhumane acts committed by terrorists in Syria, expressing great surprise at the actions of “those who take steps to please the enemy at this historical juncture when the US and West are trying to uproot the [anti-Israel] resistance in the Middle East to prop up the usurping Zionist regime.”
The Iranian legislators also warned the United States and Israel that the oppressed nations of the world have been waiting many years for the moment “to wipe out the axis of tyranny and oppression,” adding that an attack on Syria will hasten their downfall.
The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.
Damascus has vehemently denied the accusations, saying the chemical attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation.
On August 31, US President Barack Obama said he had decided that Washington must take military action against the Syrian government, which would mean a unilateral military strike without a UN mandate.
Obama said despite having made up his mind, he will take the case to US Congress. But the White House has added that it “has the right” to attack even without congressional backing.