Senior adviser to Leader’s representative to IRGC said Syrian nation and government will consider any military act by Saudi troops inside their borders as a blatant invasion and will stand up against it.
Brig. Gen. Yadollah Javani told Mehr News on Saturday that the Saudi regime seeks to create an atmosphere in which it could have an impact on Syrian equation by announcing its decision to send ground troops to Syria.
“The achievements of Syrian army and popular forces in the fight against terrorism have upset terrorist supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia is trying to aim for political exploitation by raising the issue of military presence in Syria,” he said.
“At any event, it is possible that the Saudi government would make such a strategic mistake given its long history of heavy strategic defeats in the region in recent years,” he added.
He stressed that in case Saudi Arabia did indeed send ground troops to Syria, it would be a ‘huge miscalculation’ on Saudis’ part, adding “such a grave political faux pas would bring about heavy losses for Al Saud. The US learned from the two wars it waged in Afghanistan and Iraq that it would under no circumstances send military forces to any country.”
“It is quite clear to Syrian people that terrorist groups are backed by a number of regional and trans-regional countries, among which is Saudi Arabia,” he added.
Brig. Gen. Javani maintained that the Islamic Republic has repeatedly announced its policy of defending the Syrian nation, saying the inclusion of any country such as Saudi Arabia in Syrian equation will pose no change in Iran’s policies.