US, Israel Plotting to Open New Fronts in Southern Syria: Iranian MP
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi warned against plots hatched by the US and Israel against Syria, saying that they intend to open new fronts south of the Arab country by backing terrorists.
“The Zionist regime (of Israel), the US and some of their allies have a joint project to support armed movements with the aim of opening new fronts in southern Syria,” Boroujerdi said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.
Some barracks and military bases have been built in Jordan to train armed terrorist groups with the support of the US, he noted.
The Iranian parliamentarian went on to say that such measures are part of preparations for the dispatch of the terrorists to the new fronts in southern Syria.
There is a strong possibility of an armed movement in the southern fronts, Boroujerdi said, adding that however, the movement will definitely achieve no success there.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.
Tehran insists that the Syrian nation is the only side that has the right to shape the future of its own country, rejecting foreign intervention with the use of force.