Tehran condemns the occupation of Syria and the presence of terrorists in the country


Iran’s Ambassador to Syria said the Islamic Republic strongly condemned any form of occupation of Syrian soil, whether in the Golan Heights or elsewhere, and believes that all foreign forces will finally have to leave the Arab country. .

In an interview with the Lebanese news site al-Ahed published on Saturday, Mahdi Sobhani stressed the need to change the mentality that prevails on the security situation in Syria, saying that the illegal presence of all occupying forces and terrorists must to cease.

Iran strongly condemns the occupation of Syria by any country or force, be it the Golan [Heights], Where [any region] in the north-west or north-east of Syria, ”the Iranian ambassador said.

Israel occupied much of the Golan in 1976 and annexed it four years later – a move never recognized by the international community. The Israeli regime is now considering doubling the settler population in the Golan Heights, prompting a United Nations General Assembly resolution last month condemning the move.

The United States also maintained an illegal military presence on Syrian soil, collaborated with militants against the legitimate government of Syria, and bombed the positions of the Syrian army and the popular anti-terrorism forces.

The US military has stationed its forces and equipment in eastern and northeastern Syria with the alleged aim of preventing the region’s oil fields from falling into the hands of Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Nonetheless, Damascus claims that the US military occupation of Syria is intended to plunder the country’s resources, including its oil.

“The United States will have to leave Syria”

According to Sobhani, the enemies of Syria must realize that their policy towards the country has failed and has brought only harm and destruction to regional nations.

“The [US] the forces will be forced to leave Syrian territories. We cannot specify a time for this, but it has to happen and it will happen, ”the Iranian ambassador said.

The Iranian envoy added that unlike in the days of the Cold War, when the great powers determined the end of the game in West Asia, new powers are now controlling the affairs of the region.

“The United States is no longer in a position to determine the fate of the region as new powers have emerged, including the Resistance Axis,” he explained, stressing that the regional game had completely changed.

Resistance forces in Syria and neighboring Iraq have stepped up pressure to expel US troops from their countries. In recent months, US positions have been repeatedly targeted in the two Arab countries.

“Iran and Syria face economic war”

Syria has been plagued by foreign-backed militancy since 2011, with the United States and its Western and regional allies determined to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Meanwhile, Iran has offered military advisory support to Syria at the behest of the government in Damascus, allowing its military to accelerate its gains on various fronts against terrorist groups.

Bilateral economic relations have also developed accordingly.

Last month, Damascus urged Iranian companies and high-tech industries to invest in the country’s reconstruction process.

Elaborating on Tehran-Damascus economic and trade cooperation, Sobhani said in recent months, Damascus has hosted a number of exhibitions, in which around 120 Iranian companies participated. This, he said, demonstrates the security and stability of Syria.

“Economic and trade cooperation between Iran and Syria and Iran’s participation in the reconstruction of Syria are important issues, as the two countries are now at a critical juncture.

The Iranian ambassador added that Iran and Syria are grappling with an economic war, which includes extensive sanctions, led by the United States and its allies.

“Therefore,” said the Iranian ambassador, “there needs to be more emphasis on the economic and trade aspects” of relations between Iran and Syria.


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