Iran opposes any foreign intervention in Syria: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Tehran categorically opposes any foreign intervention in Syria and supports Damascus for backing the resistance front against Israel.
“The Islamic Republic will defend Syria because of its support for the resistance line against the Zionist regime [of Israel] and is vehemently opposed to any intervention of foreign forces in Syria,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the holy city of Mashhad on Thursday.
The Leader also expressed Iran’s support for the reform process underway in Syria and called for the reform momentum to be maintained.
Ayatollah Khamenei further slammed the instrumental view of the hegemonic powers and the US in particular towards the regional states, adding, “The Americans recognize no nation as an independent nation.”
The most important issue at the current critical juncture for the region is that independent nations make “correct decisions,” the Leader said.
For his part, the Turkish premier called for the expansion of bilateral ties between his country and Iran given the two countries' long-standing historical commonalities.