US, allies fan crisis in region for Israeli safety: Iran top official

Aliakbar Velayati

The ongoing crisis in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq shows “a pervasive plot by the US, the Zionists and reactionaries in the region,” Velayati said.

The United States and its allies in the Middle East have been creating crisis in regional countries to provide a safe haven for Israel in the region, a senior Iranian official says.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, made the remark in a meeting with Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in Tehran on Monday.

The ongoing crisis in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq shows “a pervasive plot by the US, the Zionists and reactionaries in the region,” Velayati said, describing the plot as a “dream” which will not “come true”.

“The US, the Zionists and the region’s reactionaries have joined forces” to undermine the resistance movement in the region and “provide a safe haven” for the Israeli regime.

Velayati also said Iran will continue supporting the Syrian people and government who are “standing firmly against the Zionists and the ISIL terrorists,” adding that “terrorists will definitely be defeated” in Syria.

The Syrian parliament speaker, for his part, said that the Syrian people under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad will keep fighting terrorists in the country.

He also thanked the support certain countries have provided for Syria, saying some Western and regional countries claim to be fighting terrorism but in practice, they do not do so.

Laham said that all countries aiming to fight terrorists should cooperate with the Syrian government.

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