MP: US Remote War Threat Due to Fear of Hezbollah Encounter
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Conflict in Syria would have long been over if it was not for the support of the westerners and the Israeli regime for the rebels, and the US decision to strike Syria from a distance in a possible operation is due to its fear of Hezbollah, an Iranian lawmaker said.
"Hezbollah and Syria are the center of resistance, and the reason why the US has decided to target Syria with missiles in case of a military operation is due to its fear of Hezbollah," Ahmad Showhani told Tasnim.
"If Syria is defeated Hezbollah will be undermined as a result and the ground for more US intervention in the region will be prepared."
The US wants to strike Syria, even without getting permission from the United Nations Security Council, as a way to prop up the opponents of Syrian Presiden Bashar al-Assad, the lawmaker futher added.
If it was not for the support of the West and the Israeli regime for the rebels, the conflict in Syria would not have lasted long, he said, adding the sponsors of the terrorists are to blame for the destruction of Syrian infrastructures, death of tens of thousands of people and the huge losses the country has incurred.
Showhani, however, noted that despite the strong backing of the west and the Arab reactionary countries, the opponents of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have lost both in the political field and at the battle ground, which is why the US intends to strengthen them by attacking sensitive military and public service centers in Syria.
In latest development in US military intervention threat against Syria, the US President Barack Obama on Saturday made the attack conditional on the Congress approval, whose members are on summer vacation till September 9.