Shamkhani Warns of US-Israeli Plot to Create Security Crisis in Syria

Shamkhani Warns of US-Israeli Plot to Create Security Crisis in Syria

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani cautioned against a plot hatched by the US and the Zionist regime to provoke security crisis in Syria.

In a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Shamkhani said the US is extremely angry at the dissolution of the Daesh (ISISL or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq and at the resistance front’s victories that have boosted its strategic power.

That is why Washington seeks to foment new crises, he said. 

The Iranian official warned of a US-Zionist plot to create a security crisis in Syria and the dire consequences of the crisis that could harm the security of the entire region.

Shamkhani also condemned the Israeli regime’s acts of aggression on the Syrian soil as a continuation of the brutal Zionist crimes against Palestine and Lebanon.

“Resistance and coercive struggle are the only ways to remove the cancerous tumor of Zionism from the region,” he stated.

For his part, Mekdad expressed gratitude to Iran for supporting the Syrian people and government.

He said the defeat of terrorism and establishment of stability in Syria has opened a new chapter in cooperation with Iran.

Denouncing the Israeli regime’s repeated military attacks on Syria as a brazen example of state-sponsored terrorism and a provocative move, the foreign minister said, “Terrorism, military aggression and the cruel sanctions cannot undermine the Syrian nation’s determination to resist against the enemies’ bullying and excessive demands.”

“The US seeks to revive terrorist cells to prevent sustainable stability in Syria,” Mekdad warned.

In an interview with Tasnim last month, the Syrian foreign minister said the US was supporting armed terrorist groups in northeastern Syria to put pressure on Damascus.

Syria has managed to achieve great things in the fight against terrorism, yet Washington wants to prevent Damascus from taking advantage of this great success, he said.

Miqdad had also said that an increasing number of Arab nations were willing to revive their diplomatic and political relations with Damascus, stressing that the West has failed to impose its will on Damascus through using terrorism, and direct military intervention.

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