The Speaker of Iran’s Majles [parliament] reiterated on Monday that Tehran continues its “unwavering” support of the Assad regime in Syria.
The Assad regime has been responsible for killing the majority of the 250,000+ dead as a result of the ongoing Syrian Civil War, according to human rights groups. By some estimates, Assad’s forces have been responsible for more than 85 percent of the civilian deaths during the war.
Larjani, a former Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, praised the Assad regime for its battles against the Islamic State and the “Zionist regime (Israel),” state-run Mehr News Agency reported.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will spare no effort to support the Syrian government and nation politically and economically,” Larjani said, according to reports.
On Monday, Larjani hosted a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, who said of the occasion:
I am now in Tehran to talk about and boost bilateral ties; we are attacked by terrorist Takfirists (false Muslim) supported by the western hegemonic powers and which is their foster child; Iran and Russia are in the frontline of support for Syria; we have support by Iran and BRICS group on our sides.
Al-Laham added that the Tehran-Damascus alliance serves to protect stability in the region, according to the state-run Tasnim News report, which alleges that “The US and its regional allies have been supporting the militants operating inside Syria for more than four years.”
Currently, the Iranian regime is engaged in negotiations with world powers over the status of its nuclear weapons program. The P5+1 world powers (US, UK, China, Russia, France, Germany) have until a self-imposed June 30 deadline to reach an accord with the Islamist terror-supporting regime.