A senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution tells PressTV that the crisis Syrians are facing has been imposed on them from outside the country.
“The problem that the people of Syria are facing is not an internal problem, this is an external problem,” Velayati told Press TV on Saturday on the sidelines of an international conference in Tehran.
“We know that because of the intervention of other countries specifically Western countries [and] with the cooperation of the Zionist regime [of Israel] and also some reactionary governments in the region, they are fighting against the people of Syria,” he added, stressing that the problem needs to be solved by the people of Syria.
Velayati added that the supporters of the Syrian government and the opposition should sit together and talk to find a “peaceful solution” to the unrest.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s advisor went on to say that sending armed militants, who are mostly non-Syrians, to the Arab country, was in fact “fighting against the people of Syria.”
He concluded that the people of Syria will emerge victorious out of the current crisis. “We do believe that finally the people of Syria will win in ... this fight which has been imposed on the people of Syria.”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian troops and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that large numbers of the militants are foreign nationals.