Iran sends emissaries to Syria to renew its pledge of support

(L-R) Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, and Syria's President Bashar Assad meeting on September 1, 2013. Screen grab photo Press TV.

Newscast Media DAMASCUS—An Iranian parliamentary delegation has exchanged
views with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the latest developments in the Arab
country. The delegation, headed by Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy
Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi, met with President Assad in the Syrian capital
Damascus on Sunday.

The Iranian lawmakers also held separate meetings with Syrian Prime Minister Wael
al-Halqi and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem later on Sunday.

The delegation arrived in Syria on Saturday as part of efforts by Tehran to support
the Syrian government amid threats of a military strike against Damascus by the US
and some of its allies.

“As representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we once again inform
Syrian officials and the international community of our opposition to any
attack and war on Syria,” Boroujerdi told reporters after a meeting with
Syrian Parliament speaker, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, in Damascus on

On August 21, the Takfiri militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed
Syrian opposition claimed that government forces had used chemical weapons in an
attack against militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, killing hundreds of

The Syrian government has categorically rejected the claim as part of a false-flag
operation. Washington, however, has used the pretext to step up its war rhetoric
against Syria.

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that he has decided to seek
Congressional approval for an attack on Syria. US lawmakers will debate the issue
when they return from recess on September 9.

Iran and a number of other countries have warned against the ramifications of a
military strike against Syria, saying that the fallout from a military action would engulf
the entire region.

Syria believes the West and its regional allies, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are
supporting the militants operating inside Syria. According to the United Nations, more
than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence.

Source: Press TV