Iran voices support for Assad, blames West for Syria crisis

March 12, 2012 12:28

The Iranian regime on Monday voiced its support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, blaming the US and its allies for contributing to instability in the country by delivering massive amounts of weapons into the hands of the opposition.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran underlines its total support for the Syrian people and government," AFP quoted Iran's Deputy Foreign Minster Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying to the Iranian media.

Abdollahian added that Western and Arab nations "that support the insecurity and instability in Syria are responsible for any aggravation of the crisis in Syria."

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