West targeting Syria to take revenge on anti-Israel front: Iran MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Western powers are seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to exact revenge on the anti-Israel resistance front.

“The pressures on Syria to topple the [President] Bashar al-Assad government are firstly an act of revenge on the resistance [front] which has countered the Zionist regime for years,” Ebrahim Aqa Mohammadi said on Thursday.

“As a leading state in the fight against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, Syria has always been in the frontline of the resistance,” Aqa Mohammadi, who is a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, added.

He said Western powers further seek to topple the Syrian government to give the impression that the rulers that have been dependent on them have not been the only ones to be ousted by the sweeping wave of Islamic Awakening.

“The major [Western] powers and their allies are seeking to give the impression that there is no connection between the Islamic Awakening and the front against the global arrogance,” he highlighted.

Syria has been flooded with terrorists since the insurgency began in the country 18 months ago. Many people, including large number of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters, Damascus blames outlaws, saboteurs and the insurgents for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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