The chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the US and its allies will regret any military operation in Syria.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy is to support Syria and this US action is from a bullying position and is condemned and if it does so it will regret it,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday.
The general was reacting to the US government’s decision to form an international coalition to fight the Takfiri ISIL terrorists fighting in Syria and Iraq.
“The US is disappointed with any influential role to be played by the ISIL and similar groups and it is calling for this so-called coalition. We doubt if their serious objective is to annihilate the ISIL,” Jafari said.
He noted that the US is declaring war on the ISIL while it continues to support other militant groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Jafari said the enemies are determined to topple the “current ruling government in Syria.”
The general said the US and the Israeli regime created this group in order to trigger war among Muslims in the Middle East regime and serve as an obstacle to resistance against the Zionist regime.
On Monday, France hosted a conference, dubbed the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq, to discuss ways of tackling the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria amid US efforts to form a so-called international coalition to battle the Takfiri group.
Despite the international community’s emphasis on the importance of Iran’s role in the regional developments, Tehran was not invited to the meeting in Paris mainly due to the US opposition.
The US has also announced that Iran will not be a part of its so-called coalition against the ISIL.
Iran has cast doubt over the sincerity of the coalition and reiterated that it had no interest in attending the Paris meeting.
Tehran has on several occasions voiced support for the Iraqi government since it began fighting against the ISIL in June. The ISIL terrorists are in control of some areas in Syria and have captured large swathes of land in neighboring Iraq.
The Takfiri terrorist groups have committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, during their advances.