Yahya Rahim Safavi Openly Declares Support for Assad

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Yahya Rahim Safavi

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has openly declared support for the government of Syria, which is presently being headed by Bashar Al-Assad. As of now, Syria is being supported by only Iran among the other Muslim countries present in the Middle East. As per repors, Iran is providing financial and logistical aid to Syria so that the opposition groups fighting against the government can be oppressed.

Yahya Rahim Safavi acknowledged the support provided by Syria to Iran in 1979 and also added that Hafez al-Assad was the first politician to celebrate the Revolution of Iran in 1979. Hence, as per Safavi, it is the duty of Iran to support Syria. Safavi said that the other Arab nations present are just working towards their individual interests along with the Western countries and hence, do no support Syria.

Hence, Safavi said that they are supporting the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon as the Arabs continue to provide militants in Syria with arms and money to fight against the government. However, Bashar al-Assad has been able to control the ongoing situation in Syria and his leadership is robust.

Another aide of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s military unit said that Turkey is supporting the paramilitary forces of Syria so that they are able to overthrow the government. The paramilitary groups supported by Syria were termed as terrorists. In the recent past, Iran has repeatedly urged Turkey to stay away from the internal matters of Syria and not help the paramilitary groups in any possible way.

He also pointed out that due to the outbreak of a war in Syria, the internal security of Turkey would also be at risk. There were several terrorists in Syria who are with the intent of attacking Turkey, due to which the lone sufferer would be Turkey.

Due to the recent war in Syria, over 100,000 people have died and 3,000,000 have moved to safer countries in the vicinity. These countries include Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Iran had planned out a six-point agenda to establish peace in Syria. However, this was not accepted by the opposition parties present in Syria.

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