Skip to comments.Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus
Posted on 09/05/2013 3:56:27 PM PDT by Libloather
Iran will support Syria "to the end" in the face of a possible US-led military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad as punishment for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, the commander of the Islamic Republic's Quds Force vowed on Wednesday, Iranian news agency Fars reported on Thursday.
"The aim of the United States is not to protect human rights ... but to destroy the front of resistance [against Israel]," Qassem Suleimani was quoted as saying in a speech made to Iran's Assembly of Experts that supervises the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
He also claimed that 95 percent of the Syrian rebels are foreigners, while the remainder are Syrian army defectors and Salafi Syrians.
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Peace prize material as well.