TEHRAN, (SANA) – The Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Wahidi warned against serious repercussions of any foreign military intervention in Syria and the arming of the terrorist groups in it.
Wahidi added that the region will face a bigger crisis if the foreign forces intervene in Syria, stressing that the West and countries which support the Zionist entity will be the biggest losers if it happened.
He said that the West is trying to create a new balance of power between the Israeli entity and the Islamic countries in the region through excluding Syria from the resistance front , which, he said, it will never happen.
Abdullahian: Terrorism in Syria Results from US and Some Countries Support to Smuggling Arms to Terrorists
For his part, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, stressed that Iran and Russia share identical viewpoints on the situation in Syria, reiterating the two countries' rejection of any foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs.
In a statement to the Iranian News Agency (IRNA), Adbulahian who is visitng Russia said that the problem of terrorism in Syria can be attributed to the US and other countries' vocal support to smuggling arms to terrorists in Syria.
Abdullahian said that Moscow and Tehran have mutual principles towards events in Syria as they stress the need for halting all terrorist acts in the country.
He added that the Iranian and Russian stances are based on the international standards and the necessity of defending the right of sovereign countries against any attack.
Abdullahian underlined Iran's keenness on reaching a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria, reiterating his country's firm support to the reforms program announced by the Syrian leadership.
He regretted the attempt by some counties to destabilize security in Syria and then the whole region. Abdullahian condemned the foreign-backed terrorist groups which continue carrying out operations in Syria, expressing confidence that Syria will succeed in combating terrorism and terrorists as long based our knowledge of the Syrian people, army and government.
He called for preventing the movements of some foreign sides which aimed at foiling all projects to conduct the comprehensive national dialogue in Syria.
Abdullahian added that Iran and Moscow will spare no effort to make use of political solutions and utilize international capabilities to help Syria's people and government get out of the current situation.
He said that Iran has repeatedly stressed during talks with all parties including the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, that the only way to halt violence of the terrorists in Syria is to close borders and enhance border monitoring and control, adding that the problem is that some neighboring countries are not ready to do so, not to mention the US support to arms smuggling into Syria.
Regarding the possibility of any attack against Syria, Abdullahian said that such issue is out of question, adding that Syria will strongly respond to any attack against it taking into account its capabilities and full military readiness.
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