Top Cleric: Big Powers, Zionists Real Losers in Syria Conflict
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The ongoing trend of developments in the crisis-stricken Syria can lead to great losses for the big powers fomenting chaos there and the Zionist regime of Israel, said a prominent member of the Assembly of Experts on Thursday.
The big powers and Israel will be the real losers in the Syrian developments, Member of the Presiding Board of the Experts Assembly Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Shahroudi told Tasnim.
“The Syrian issue is a bitter one and we pray to Almighty God to assist the Syrian people and enable them to resist against the threats of the superpowers and the occupying regime of Israel,” said the ayatollah.
The warning by the top cleric comes as the US and some of its allies are pushing for use of force against Syria, as they accuse the government of President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against its opponents and civilians on different occasions, the last one of them on August 21, a charge the government has strongly rejected.
Iranian officials have condemned threat of military action against Syria and warned those pressing for such a measure against its grave consequences.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, too, had earlier said: “If such a move (possible attack on Syria) takes place, the Americans will surely suffer losses just like what they underwent in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The Leader also described the US possible military intervention in Syria as “a disaster for the region,” adding, ”Trans-regional and foreign powers’ intervention in a country will result in nothing but igniting fire, and will also increase the nations’ aversion to them (meddling countries).”
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, too, on August 28 warned the US about severe consequences of any military intervention in Syria, and stressed that the possible war in Syria will result in imminent destruction of the Zionist regime of Israel.