20 September 2016 - 03:43
News ID: 423713
Rasa - A special aide to the Iranian parliament speaker said the recent US air raid against Syrian government forces demonstrated that the truce declared in the Arab country is in line with the US policy to support terrorists.
Amir Abdollahian

RNA - Speaking in a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud in Tehran on Sunday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned the US attack on Syrian troops and regretted Washington’s policies in the Middle East, Syria in particular.


“The US and its allies have always sought to strengthen terrorist groups in Syria,” he said, adding that the behavior of Washington proves that the truce declared in Syria last week is in line with the policy to back terrorists.


Amir Abdollahian further called on the supporters of terrorists in the region to revise their policies as sticking to them would be to the detriment of themselves as well as all regional countries.


The Syrian diplomat, for his part, expressed his gratitude for Tehran’s continued support for Damascus and said the Islamic Republic is the only country that has spared no efforts to settle the Syrian crisis through political and diplomatic means.


The Syrian truce, which came into effect on September 12, did not apply to the terrorist groups of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the group formerly known as al-Nusra Front that changed its name in July.


However, under the pretext of the fight against the terrorists, the US-led coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian troops on Saturday and killed over 90 soldiers and injured 100 others. Russia said the strikes were performed by two F-16 fighter jets and two A-10 support aircraft.


The Syrian General Command called the bombing a “serious and blatant aggression” against Syrian forces, and said it was “conclusive evidence” that the US and its allies support Daesh militants.


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