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Iran says will stand against chaos instigators in Middle East

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan (R) in a press conference with his Syrian counterpart General Fahd Jassem al-Freij in Tehran on April 29, 2015.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says Iran is determined to counter “the Takfiri-Zionist currents” instigating chaos and instability in the Middle East.

“Iran will stand with full strength against the Takfiri-Zionist currents that disturb the security of the region,” Dehqan said Wednesday in a press conference with the visiting Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd Jassem al-Freij.

Dehqan added that the Takfiri-Zionist groups are the main threat to stability in the Middle East at present and, if not contained, would do the same to the entire world in future.

He also lashed out at the international organizations for keeping silent on the atrocities and crimes committed by the terrorists in the region.

The Iranian defense minister touched upon his meetings with his Syrian counterpart, saying that the two sides discussed the latest developments on the ground in the Arab country.

He said Iran and Syria are in agreement that over the past decade the arrogant powers have tried to undermine the anti-Zionist resistance front and safeguard the security of Israel, adding that the latest attempts in this regard constitute equipping and funding terrorist groups.

“The arrogant [powers] are always opening new fronts in the region and Yemen is one of them,” Dehqan said, referring to an ongoing military aggression by Saudi Arabia against Yemen, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives in about a month.

The Syrian official, for his part, appreciated Iran’s concern for the situation in Syria and the condition of the country’s military, saying that for over four years, the Syrian government and armed forces have been fighting terrorists that are supported by foreign countries. 

Al-Freij, for his part, said Syria, helped by Iran, needs to better assess the available means to counter terrorism as there has been a surge in attacks by terror groups across the Arab country.

He said Syria is determined to win its battle against the terrorists to free the country from the criminals and murderers.


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