Adviser to Khamenei Velayati Warns US against Targeting Syria Army. (IFPNews).
Speaking on Sunday, Ali Akbar Velayati said the Syrian nation can fight back potential American aggression.
“It is almost six years that the people of Syria have been resisting interference by foreigners, especially the Westerners, with the US at the top,” Velayati said. “The Syrian nation has the capability to withstand US military intervention, and the Americans will not do that (launch aggression).”
Recently, there has been talk of a scenario in which the US would directly target the Syrian Arab Army, which is the army of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Velayati, who is an adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said the US has suffered a defeat in military campaigns both in Afghanistan and Iraq and a third adventure, in Syria, would hand Washington its third defeat — a more stinging one.
So far, the US has been supporting, with the provision of military hardware and likely intelligence sharing, what it calls “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government. Despite a recent case in which the US directly targeted Syrian soldiers, which it said happened by mistake, Washington has refrained from direct military involvement in the Arab country.