Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Prominent Lawmaker: Ending Support for Terrorists in Syria Serves US Interests

 
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator lashed out at the US for its false mottos of fighting terrorism, and called on American officials to avoid exercising their decision for sending hundreds of military forces to Jordan to support the terrorists in Syria.


"Despite the United States' false claims about fighting terrorism, we are witnessing that the US supports the terrorists who are being dispatched to Syria from 23 countries," Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday.

Stressing that the war in Syria has turned into a war of attrition, he said that the Syrian people's power against the terrorists is increasing day by day and they are achieving continued success.

Boroujerdi referred to the opening of Jordan's border with Syria to facilitate the traffic of terrorists into the crisis-hit country as well as the US decision to deploy 200 military forces in Jordan to support terrorists in Syria, and said, "We advise the US to end this game since it (ending the game) serves the Americans' interests, given the fact that the Syrian government is becoming more powerful each day."

Iran on Tuesday warned the US against its decision to deploy hundreds of military forces in Jordan to support the opposition groups in Syria, and said any foreign intervention in the Muslim country will harm the Syrian people.

"Any measure in line with military activities and military intervention in Syria will be against the Syrian people's interests," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said in a weekly press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

He reiterated that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is non-interference of the foreign states in the country.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on April 17 that Washington is sending 200 troops to Jordan to help contain the violence in Syria, fueling speculations that the US is setting the stage for an intervention in the Arab country.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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