Syria crisis orchestrated by Islamic resistance foes

‘Syria crisis orchestrated by Islamic resistance foes’

Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:10PM GMT

A high-ranking Iranian official has held enemies of the anti-Israel resistance front in the Middle East responsible for the ongoing crisis in Syria.

In a meeting with the head of Lebanon’s Coalition of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Hassan Abdullah, in Tehran on Monday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated that enemies of the Islamic resistance front have plotted the crisis that has gripped Syria for over three years.

He also praised Lebanon’s Coalition of Muslim Scholars for forming a clerical community to confront the scourges of extremism and bigotry in the region.

Sheikh Abdullah, for his part, underlined that the Syrian crisis is a plot hatched by the West and the Tel Aviv regime against the resistance front and stressed the need for Muslim solidarity.

Syria has been experiencing unrelenting militancy since March 2011. The Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are said to be supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

Reports say that more than 150,000 people have so far been killed and millions of others displaced because of the ongoing violence.

Iran has repeatedly voiced its opposition to any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs, calling for inclusive dialog and national reconciliation as well as free elections as the keys to the settlement of the crisis in the country.

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