Commander Calls Iran’s Strategy of Backing Syria ‘Immutable’
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri reaffirmed Tehran’s unwavering support for the Syrian nation’s resistance against the foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.
“The strategies and policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are defined within the framework of religious teachings, rationality, and the expediencies of the Islamic Ummah (community) and national interests,” Brigadier General Jazayeri said on Tuesday.
He added that unlike the fluctuating and contradictory policies of the self-proclaimed advocates of democracy, human rights and counter-terrorism, Iran’s policies are stable and unchanging.
The commander further vehemently denied recent media reports claiming that Iran has decreased the number of its military advisors in Syria, saying that the reports have been published in line with the psychological warfare against the anti-Israeli Resistance Front.
He went on to say that the Islamic Republic’s advisory missions will continue in Syria for as long as necessary and in accordance with the requirements in the battlefield against Takfiri terrorists.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including the ISIL, currently controlling parts of it.
According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.
Back in June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the resistance of the Syrian government and people against foreign-backed terrorist groups in the Arab country, saying that Tehran is determined to side with Damascus to the end of the crisis.