Islamic Iran Condemns Suspension of Syria’s Membership in OIC

Iranian top diplomat Ali Akbar Salehi deplored certain countries’ efforts to suspend Syria’s membership in the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), calling it an unfair act.

Salehi said Thursday morning that suspending Syria’s membership in the OIC was an unjust and unfair move.

“Iran opposed suspending Syria’s membership as it was against the Charter of the OIC,” he told reporters at the Mecca Airport before leaving Saudi Arabia for Iran.

“Before making any decisions, Syria should have been invited to the summit to discuss and defend its position,” Salehi said.

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.

In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

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