Khamenei: What is happening in Syria is a war between colonialism and supporting resistance
TEHRAN– Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei said that what is currently taking place in Syria is a war between the front of colonialism on one side and the front of supporting the resistance on the other.
During a meeting with Lebanese religious scholars in Tehran on Tuesday, Khamenei said that the Syrian people are the ones bearing the effects of this war, meaning that the ones suffering the most losses and damage are the very ones whom the colonialist countries claim to want to help and liberate.
He affirmed absolute conviction that this ordeal will pass and that the Syrian people will overcome it.
Similarly, during his meeting with the Lebanese Scholar, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iran is maintaining contact with many countries, particularly Turkey, to resolve the crisis in Syria, voicing hope that a solution that satisfies all sides in Syria will be reached.
Earlier, Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated calls for stopping the foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs, warning that destabilizing Syria poses threats to the region's countries.
Mehmanparast said that supporting the terrorist attacks and violence in Syria is not in the interests of Syria and countries of the region.
As for the plan of the UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, Mehmanparast stressed Iran's support to the plan as a way to solve the crisis despite the fact that some sides are trying to foil it.