Student Activist Asks for Formation of Islamic Resistance Cells in Syria

An Iranian student activist called on the Syrian youths to form a chain of Islamic resistance cells to help the government in the confrontation against armed rebel and terrorist groups.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Secretary of the Union of Iranian University Student’s Islamic Society (UIUSIS) for Political Affairs Mohammad Riyazati stated that unrest in Syria is a plot hatched by the US and the Zionist regime of Israel to break the Islamic resistance front in the region.

He pointed to the failure of different plans for resolving the current crisis in Syria, including the 6-point peace plan by UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Anan, and noted, “What Syria needs today more than any other time is the formation of a chain of Islamic resistance cells among the Syrian youths.”

Riyazati further pointed to the crucial role played by a similar chain of young Iranian Basij (volunteer) forces in confronting saboteurs and forces who had been organized and backed up by foreign spy agencies during post-election unrests in Iran in 2009, and said it exemplified how youth cells can help restore stability in times of crisis.

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 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 increasing unrests in Syria.

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