Envoy Blasts West, Israel for Unrests in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Mohammad Reza Sajjadi blasted the West and Israel for unrests in Syria, saying that they want instability and turmoil in the Arab country.

"Despite the fact that the Western countries realize Syria's important role in the region and the Islamic world, they have tried to undermine this role and they exerted political, economic, cultural and military pressures on Syria to punish it for its rejection of complying with the dictations of colonial countries," Ambassador Sajjadi told the Syria's Sana news agency.
He added that Syria's people and leadership stance against the schemes of the US, Israel and the NATO countries in the region, made the Western countries work hard to create problems in Syria, and to exaggerate what is taking place on ground at a time when these countries ignore the protests and problems in other countries whose governments are obedient to the US and western powers.
Sajjadi reiterated Iran's support for Syria in its rejection of the pressures exerted by the West and other countries.
He described Russia's policy in the region as "correct and deep" as it is based on deep analysis of the situation in Syria while the US and some western states impose their viewpoints and interests without paying any attention to the life of the other people as it has been proven in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine throughout the last sixty years.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but the US and Israeli plots could spark some new unrests in certain parts of the country.