Takfiri terrorist groups fighting proxy war in interest of US, Israel : Iran defense minster

April 29, 2015 3:14 am

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan made the remarks during a meeting with Syrian Defense Minister in Tehran on Tuesday.

’s Defense Minister (R) and Syrian
Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij saluting during a military parade
in Tehran on April 28, 2015 (IRNA Photo)

Takfiri terrorist groups in the
region are fighting a “proxy war” in the interest of the
and Israel, Iran’s defense minister says.

said that “providing permanent security for the Zionist regime,
weakening and disintegrating Muslim countries, altering the Middle
East’s map, countering the wave of Islamic awakening, and ultimately
complete domination over this Islamic region” are the main objectives of
this war.
He also reiterated
Iran’s full support for in its battle against terrorism, saying
that dialog is the only solution to the crisis in the Arab country.
people and government of Syria, with their unparalleled resistance made
bullies understand that by exporting terrorists, arming and supporting
them, and launching military attacks, they cannot force the region’s
Muslim nations to surrender,” he added.
Dehqan went
on to say that Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen also runs parallel with the
joint strategies of Israel and the United States, adding, “Undoubtedly the designers and executors of this sinister scenario… will not reach their ominous goals.”
has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence
fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 222,000
people, according to UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

vehicle drives on a devastated street in the northwestern Syrian town
of Jisr al-Shughour after it was seized by al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra
Front and other terrorist groups on April 26, 2015.
ISIL militants, with members from several Western countries, control
parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of
violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all
ethnic and religious communities.
Saudi Arabia started its aggression against Yemen on March 26, the
regime’s warplanes have repeatedly targeted residential areas in cities
including Aden and Ta’izz.
April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its military
aggression, which has claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people so far,
but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different
areas across the country in a new phase.

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