Iran’s supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime : Reuters


“Today’s dawn attack on Syria is a crime. I clearly declare that the president of the United States, the president of France and the British prime minister are criminals,” Khamenei said in a speech, according to his Twitter account.

“They will not benefit (from the attack) as they went to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the past years and committed such crimes and did not gain any benefits,” Khamenei added.

Iran — the dominant Shi’ite Muslim power which is in rivalry with Saudi Arabia and the United States’ other Sunni Arab allies — has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s most supportive ally against insurgents throughout the conflict.

Militias backed by Tehran helped Assad’s army stem rebel advances and, following Russia’s entry into the war in 2015, turn the tide decisively in the Syrian government’s favour.

 

Source: Iran’s supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime : Reuters

One thought on “Iran’s supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime : Reuters

  1. Politics in the Middle East are extremely complex and even after all these years the West does not comprehend how they should react.

    This has been shown as in the case in the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, etc where the West has interfered and made matters much worse, which to a large extent created the current unrest in the Middle East.

    This could also be so in this respect, but could the West stand by and allow a country to attack its own population with chemical weapons.

    Russia was wrong to veto in the UN Security Council the request for actions to be taken against Assad. For the US, Britain and France were not criminal in their actions, but Assad was and so are Russia and Iran in their continued support for Assad.

    In fact US, Britain and France were not taking actions against Syria, but against Assad. His action of using chemical weapons against the citizens in the besieged town of Douma is criminal.

    The residents of Douma should have rights, Human Rights which the World through the UN should recognise.

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