On Wednesday, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani reiterated Tehran’s support for the Syrian people and the reforms plan initiated by President Assad, and said Damascus needs time to implement the reforms.
In a meeting with Qalavanji, Larijani said that Syria must be given adequate opportunity to implement its reforms.
“The West seeks to apply political pressure and propaganda against Syria to dismantle one of the legitimate resistance pivots against the aggressive policies of the Zionist regime in collaboration with some of the region’s reactionary countries,” he added.
First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi also on the same day, stressed that Tehran will always remain on the side of the Syrian nation and government.
“Under conditions that the entire major world powers have united to deal a severe blow to Syria, the Syrian nation is united and solidly resisting, and Iran would always remain by the side of its Syrian brethren,” Rahimi told Qalawanji.
The official underlined the need for preserving national unity and elevating resistance against the enemies, adding, “President Bashar Al-Assad’s reforms process in Syria has been a very positive and constructive move and we hope in the very near future the signs of defeat of the enemies and the victory of the Syrian nation would become evident.”
Syria has been the scene of unrest since March 2011. Because the presence of armed groups who are supported, financed and armed by Washington, Tel Aviv, Ankara, London, Paris, Berlin and certain Arab regimes.
The US has not objected to its allies aiding rebel groups, and is rather facilitating the arms flow on the Turkey-Syria border, according to a Washington Post report in May.
The CIA’s ability to operate inside Syria was hampered severely by the decision to close the US embassy in Damascus earlier this year, officials said.
The US administration is exploring ways to expand non-lethal support to Syrian opposition groups, officials told the Washington Post.
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 increasing unrests in Syria.