Syrian President Assad, Iranian President Ahmadinejad 311R.
(photo credit: Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters)
Iran said that Tehran supports Syria today more than ever because the
"majority of Syrians still support the [Syrian] regime," Iranian
Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi said according to
Hezbollah-affiliate Al Manar.
Roknabadi said this support was "proven" despite Western and Arab media attempts to distort the reality on the ground.
denied, however, reports that the Islamic Republic was providing the
regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad with military support via
weapons or personnel in order to suppress protests calling for Assad's
ouster, according to the report.
His comments come after Syria's
Muslim Brotherhood accused Iran of being complicit in the brutal
crackdown on anti-government protesters in Syria, according to AFP, in a
civil conflict that has resulted in the deaths of more than 6,000
The Sunni Islamist Brotherhood likened Assad's government
to Nazis, accusing China and Russia - both of which vetoed a UN
resolution that would have called for Assad to quit - along with Shi'ite
Iran of being "direct accomplices to the horrible massacre being
carried out against our people," according to the report.
Syrian Brotherhood spokesperson Zouheir Salem accused the three countries of supplying Syria with weapons.
speaking on Monday, said that Iran is "not at odds with the Muslim
Brotherhood out of Islamic unity that we work towards and preach for."
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