FARS News Agency Posted Sun., April 10, 2016
Iranian Supreme Leader’s Top Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that no foreign state is entitled to decide for Syria’s fate, and said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is Tehran’s redline.
“The US (officials) says that Bashar Assad should leave, but Assad should remain in power as Syria’s legal president until the end of his presidential term and that is our redline,” Velayati said in an interview with the state TV on Saturday night.
He reiterated that Bashar Assad is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s redline since he has been elected by the Syrian people, and the Syrian people should finally decide about their country’s fate.
He underscored that Iran will not leave Assad alone either in the battle ground or in politics, and said that no foreign country can decide about Syria’s fate.
In relevant remarks in November, Velayati underlined that Tehran would continue support for the Syrian and Iraqi governments as well as the resistance fronts in Lebanon and Palestine.
Iran has succeeded in aborting the US plots in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq by increasing necessary support for the government of President Bashar al-Assad with the help of the Hezbollah of Lebanon and the Iraqi forces, Velayati said in an interview with the Lebanese daily Al-Safir.
He stressed that Tehran would never give up support for President Assad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the resistance movements in Lebanon and Palestine.
Although the current situation in the region is not acceptable, Iran is optimistic about a better future, Velayati added.
Today, Iran has become a great country with a strong military and security power that would prevent all from even daring to think of an attack against the country, he said.