IRGC General Urges Assad to Pursue Political Solution to Syria Crisis

General Rahim Safavi

A senior Iranian military official has urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pursue a political solution to the crisis in the country in tandem with armed struggles.

Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, a top aide to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, reiterated that the Syrian army and the resistance front should press ahead with their victorious operations, but at the same time the Syrian people, military and government should seek a political solution as well.

Under the international law, he said, both the US and Turkey have violated Syria’s national sovereignty by launching aggression on the Syrian soil.

“The United States’ strategy is based on force, but the policy has failed in West Asia,” said the general.

He said the conspirators that intended to topple the Syrian government have failed to achieve their objectives.

“From the outset, the key goal of the US, Zionist regime [of Israel], European Union, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Turkey was to create a crisis in the region and to target the independence, national identity and territorial integrity of Syria and destroy all the country’s infrastructure, but their plan suffered maximum failure,” said General Rahim-Safavi.

He said the US has sent troops to Syria on their own disregarding international law and the UN Security Council.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the top military official touched upon Iran’s achievements in the field of aerospace.

“In the missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division on the headquarters of ISIS Takfiri terrorists in Deir ez-Zor [in Syria], drones of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division flew at night and spotted the specifications of the targets, and our missiles hit the projected targets precisely, which shows the power and precision of our missiles are high,” he noted.

   
   

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