Syrians will win fight against terrorism: Iran deputy FM
Press TV -(Thu Aug 22, 2013) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Syrians will definitely emerge victorious in their fight against terrorism and Takfiri militants.
“Even though the war against terrorism in Syria has been drawn out, the Syrian nation will be the main victors of the fight against terrorism and Takfiris; and this victory is guaranteed in Syria,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari in Tehran on Thursday.
Amir-Abdollahian went on to hail Syria for safeguarding the legitimate rights of its nation – particularly its resistance and struggle against the Zionist regime of Israel and its allies – through international organizations as the country’s “greatest achievement in official and public diplomacy.”
A 20-member UN team of chemical weapons inspectors – led by arms expert Ake Sellstrom of Sweden and UN disarmament chief, Angela Kane – arrived in Damascus on Sunday. Syria’s Foreign Ministry has said it will fully cooperate with the UN team. The team is to look into the use of sarin gas and other toxic nerve agents in the Arab country.
Jaafari, for his part, briefed the Iranian official on the achievements of the UN fact-finding mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
He further praised the efforts made by the Islamic Republic of Iran in international and regional organizations for the recognition of the inalienable rights of Syrian people.
On Wednesday, the head of the so-called opposition Syrian National Coalition, George Sabra, claimed that 1,300 people were killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.
But the Syrian Army vehemently rejected allegations that it used chemical weapons against Takfiri militants, saying the accusations were fabricated to distract the visiting team of the UN chemical weapons experts and to cover up militants’ losses.
Syria has been gripped by deadly turmoil since March 2011.
According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.
Reports indicate that Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside the country.