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West seeks to exact vengeance on Syria, Egypt: Iran cmdr.

A senior Iranian military commander says the West seeks vengeance on Syria and Egypt because of its failure during the Islamic Awakening movement.

“Because of the failure they have suffered during the Islamic Awakening movement, the Western countries seek to exact revenge on Egypt and Syria, but … the real loser of Syria’s developments are countries like Turkey whose religious structure does not make way for such intervention,” Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, a senior military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday.

“The Islamic culture is currently the only force that can prevent the formation of a unipolar world that the US and the Zionist regime [of Israel] want,” Rahim-Safavi added.

“The US wants to instigate Arab countries against the Islamic Republic of Iran and, for example, we saw that the US gave grant-in-aid to Egypt under the [former Egyptian president Hosni] Mubarak,” the Iranian commander said.

Rahim-Safavi stated that the Islamic Awakening has weakened the Western media and increased the influence the world of Islam’s media such as Al-Manar, Press TV and other regional news outlets.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving force behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.

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