Iranian Parliament Delegation to Visit Syria, Lebanon
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An Iranian lawmaker said a parliamentary delegation will leave for Syria and Lebanon to discuss the latest developments with the officials of the two Arab countries.
The team of Iranian legislators will leave Tehran early Saturday, said Mansour Haqiqatpour who sits on the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the parliament.
The delegation is headed by chairman of the commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and it also includes members of the Defense Committee, the lawmaker added.
On Wednesday, Rapporteur of the Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said that the delegation will travel to Damascus under any circumstances, even if a military attack is launched against the crisis-hit Arab state, Press TV reported.
Naqavi Hosseini stated that the mission aims to assess the situation in Syria, and to voice Tehran’s support for the Syrian government and nation following US war threats against the Arab country.
The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government of having launched a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus last week.
However, Damascus has categorically rejected the claim, and announced that the chemical attack had actually been carried out by the militants themselves as a black operation.