US creating ‘fabricated’ crises to prolong presence in Syria

Ahmadian made the comments in a meeting with the Syrian foreign minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Tuesday.
In the meeting, the two sides exchanged views and discussed the latest developments in Syria and the West Asia region.
Pointing to Thursday’s bomb attack near the Sayeda Zeinab shrine in a southern suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, which killed at least six and injured at least 23 others, Ahmadian said the “malicious act” sounds a serious warning that terrorist groups supported by the US and the Israeli regime are likely to regain power in Syria.
“The enemies of Syria, who failed to advance their policy in the 2011 war, are again trying to challenge the political stability of this country with such desperate bids while undermining the public security of Syria,” the SNSC chief said, according to the Press TV reported.
Ahmadian said the West’s plot against Syria is not limited to a full-fledged terrorist war, noting that besides terrorist activities by Takfiri groups such as Daesh and the al-Nusra Front, they have used all political and international pressure as well as tough economic sanctions against the Arab country.
The top Iranian security official said the steadfastness of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian government and nation as well as the assistance provided by the resistance front led to the complete failure of plots by the Western-Zionist think tanks.
Ahmadian praised Syria’s recent promotion of diplomatic relations with regional countries and described it as an important step towards resolving differences between Muslim countries, which he said paves the way for reducing foreign intervention.
“In order to disrupt the new de-escalation process in the region, Washington is trying to create fabricated crises in Syria through military campaigns and controlled conflicts, and continues to portray itself as an important and influential actor in Syria to persist with its illegal and illegitimate presence,” Ahmadian stressed.
The SNSC chief also called for promotion of Iran-Syria cooperation in the political and security fields as well as other sectors, including the economy.
Mekdad, for his part, said the illegal US military presence in Syria is in violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding, “The US seeks to revive terrorist cells to prevent the establishment of lasting stability in Syria.”
He called the Zionist regime’s “acts of mischief” in the region and repeated military acts of aggression against Syria as a real example of “state terrorism” and “provocative.”
“Terrorism, military aggression and cruel sanctions cannot dent the will of the Syrian nation to resist the coercion and excessive demands of the enemies,” he added.
The top Syrian diplomat also expressed Syria’s determination and readiness to develop bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic in all fields.

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