Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed confidence that the emergence of regional revolutionary powers will lead to the growing isolation of the Israeli regime and the promotion of the Palestinian cause.
“We will definitely witness a growing isolation of the Zionist regime (Israel) and the promotion and enhancement of the sacred cause of Palestine among nations and governments as the wave of Islamic Awakening among regional nations materializes and governments emerge on the will of Muslim people,” Salehi said in a Monday meeting in Tehran with the secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Maher Taher.
The Iranian top diplomat also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s principled position of backing the ideals of Palestine and the holy Quds (Jerusalem), stressing that Iran views the current developments in Syria from the perspective of the country’s significant role in supporting the resistance front.
He then said that the Islamic Republic considers a purely Syrian solution to the unrest in the key Middle Eastern nation as viable, and rejects any foreign interference.
Salehi noted that the government reforms in Syria and the realization of the “legitimate and peaceful demands” of its people will lead to the resolution of the crisis in the country, while keeping Syria’s key position in the resistance front.
He also called for vigilance on the part of all nations in the region against various “schemes by hegemonic powers and the Zionists in attempts to divert the actual trend of Islamic and Arab opposition to the Zionist enemy by inciting ethnic and religious tensions,” reiterating that a stronger unity would be the key to bringing victory and honor to all regional states, including Palestine.
For his part, Taher hailed Iran's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and attached significance to Syria’s position in the resistance front.
He also cautioned against enemy plots to manipulate the current unrest in Syria towards inflicting damage on anti-Israeli resistance forces.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of many people, including Syrian security forces.
Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad. The West and the Syrian opposition, however, accuse the government of killing protesters.