Monday, October 5, 2015
Tehran: 'Iran supports Russia’s anti-terror airstrikes in Syria'
Tehran: 'Iran supports Russia’s anti-terror airstrikes in Syria'. (Taz).
A senior Iranian diplomat has reaffirmed Iran’s support for Russia’s airstrikes against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists waging havoc in the war-ravaged country of Syria, Press TV reported.
“Tehran supports Moscow’s anti-terrorism measures in Syria and its aid to the Syria army,” ISNA quoted Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as saying on Sunday.
Iran and Russia have always supported the people and government of Syria in the face of terrorism, he added.
Moscow began its military campaign against terrorists in Syria on September 30 upon a request from the Damascus government.
The deputy foreign minister stressed that the US’s policies against terrorism have resulted in regional instability, adding, Washington's support for the Saudi war on "the people of Yemen" has led to the formation of "a new wave" in terrorism in the Middle East that is further "threatening the world.”
The international community should take the threat of terrorism in Syria, Iraq and Yemen seriously, Amir-Abdollahian noted.
Backed by the US, Saudi forces kicked off their military aggression against their southern neighbor on March 26 without a UN mandate.