An Iranian official has accused Arab countries of sending mercenaries to Syria to provoke further unrest and foil any chance of a negotiated settlement to end the brutal crackdown led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Ali Ahani, Iran’s ambassador to France told Reuters on Thursday that Arab countries have sent weapons and fighters to Syria with help and financing from the U.S. and Israel.
“We have information about money, weapons and mercenaries that are being sent there to disrupt things,” the former deputy foreign minister said, adding, “There is information that certain Arab countries have sent them (mercenaries)and been financed by the United States and even Israel.” He would not specify which Arab countries were involved.
Iran is a close ally of Syrian government, but has lightly criticized Assad’s violent handling of the uprising. “The narrow relationship we have with Syria is clear and well diversified, but that doesn’t mean that all the decisions of the Syrian government are rubber-stamped or not by Iran,” Ahani said.
“We can’t impose a solution from overseas to resolve the internal problems of Syria,” he said. “The opposition and government must be encouraged to try and resolve themselves the problem. There are demands of the Syrian people that have to be respected and that’s what we said to the Syrian government.”
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been the most vocal advocates of taking action to topple the Assad regime, even publicly calling for arming the opposition fighters. Kuwait has joined those calls. But Ahani would not specific which Arab states he was referring to.
The Obama administration has retreated from its initial refusal to stay out of the conflict in Syria by agreeing this week to provide direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition. Many in Washington are calling for all out war and regime change in Syria, although no evidence of substantial military intervention by the Obama administration has surfaced.
According to confidential emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor that were released by WikiLeaks, Western forces have been inside Syria for months performing covert reconnaissance work. No officials have commented on the information, but more and more allegations of current or planned military intervention have come up in recent weeks, leading to increased suspicion of Washington’s official line.
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Libyan war was not about colonel Kadafi alone, Libyan war is not about Libyan Oil alone, Libya is about Africa, Libya is about terrorism and the training camps set up by French, English and US. It is not hard to understand that; although Turkey and Jordan Kingdom family are in this, but Libya is a desert land with much fewer people, mostly Bedouin and tribes, these people are peaceful and they live their life as they do whatever. It is easier for US and EU militarism regimes to setup training camps inviting, the Iranian terrorist groups MEK or others for feature use in Iran and now in Syria. Libyan war is about Africa and its wealth, US and EU – NATO is not about democratizing Libya not even close to the idea, if that was the case they wouldn’t change a thing or lie about things, Libyan war is about protecting Saudis Kingdom, the UAE Kingdom and above all having a military base, like these camps which will grow, against the socialism and its growth in Africa. Hillary Clinton knows what she is doing, Obama knows what he is doing, so goes for Sarkozi and Cameron and rest of the Neo Fascism divided in fractions and factions. It wouldn't be a surprise that one day you would read this head line: "Libyan government is taking in the Iranian terrorist groups – Sect MEK as a goodwill gesture because non of the European want to have them”.
this info is not new or unique to iran.
US army intelligence has been on the record that arab wahabbi fighters from the gulf (mostly KSA) are swarming into syria with guns and bombs through Lebanon, jordan and Iraq. who else do you think has been perpetrating most of the bombings and executions in Syria
Leaders in Arab countries as well as those in the so-called Arab League are plumb stupid, so much so that they are plotting against one of their own. F-ck them. They deserve to remain stupid.
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