The Iranian regime wants to prolong the Syrian conflict and to encourage the partition of Syria along sectarian lines, argues Sir David Amess MP.
Mr. Amess, a Conservative MP in the UK House of Commons and co-chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, made the argument in an op-ed for Forbes on Thursday.
European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA, issued a statement on the recent appointment of Iran regimes ambassador to Iraq, the following is the full text:
For immediate release 18th January 2017
The recent appointment of Brigadier Iraj Masjadi as Iran’s ambassador to Iraq has provided the clearest evidence yet of the theocratic regime’s aggressive dominance over its closest neighbour. The appointment has been roundly condemned by the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), whose President – Struan Stevenson – says that Masjadi’s appointment clearly demonstrates how Iran exults in its role as the world’s leading exporter of terror. Speaking in Scotland, Stevenson said:
Devious intentions pursued by the Iranian regime are the root of all current unrests and crises engulfing the Middle East, argues Shahriar Kia of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI o MEK).
Iran’s regime, chasing a strategic objective of safeguarding its very existence, sees its interests in hindering any efforts to reach a lasting peace in Syria, while canvassing its role as an effective party in the war against ISIS, Kia wrote for The Hill on Wednesday, January 18.
NCRI - According to the London-based Arabic-language Elaph website on January 15, the Iranian regime is, in a move regarded as an apparent religious sectarian plan, attempting to alter Syria’s demographics by accommodating Shiite population in Sunni areas.
Parts of the report by the Elaph news agency:
NCRI - Senior adviser to Qassem Soleimani commander of the IRGC terrorist Quds Force, Iraj Masjedi, who has recently been appointed as Iranian regime’s ambassador in Iraq said Mosul, Lebanon, Aleppo and Syria is the regime’s frontline.
According to state-run Mehr news agency on January 13, IRGC Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, who was speaking on the anniversary of the killing of another Pasdar (IRGC Revolutionary Guard) in Syria, said: “Yesterday the frontline of our fighters was Abadan, Khorramshahr, Mehran and… and now the frontline is Mosul, Lebanon, Aleppo and Syria.”
Al Arabiya English Sunday, 15 January 2017 reported that newly recruited Houthi fighters parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa.
A Houthi militia leader has confessed that both Iran and Hezbollah have been heavily involved in training their fighters.
Abu Mohammed, who was in charge of rocket attacks in the al-Nihm district in Yemen, made the confession after surrendering.
NCRI - In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, Tariq al-Hashimi, Secretary General of the Iraqi Islamic Party and former Iraqi vice president, revealed details of a meeting he had a few years back with Ghasem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force.
Tariq al-Hashimi was on a trip to Tehran at the time to meet with a number of Iranian officials, and above all with the then President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad.