A car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria killed several people on October 26, 2012. The government of President Bashar al-Assad has been under attack by US imperialism and its allies in the region., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Syrian rebels destroying infrastructure to pressure people, PM says
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:42AM GMT
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council says that efforts are being made to destroy Syria’s economic infrastructure in order to turn Syrians against their government.
During a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi in Tehran on Tuesday, SNSC Secretary Saeed Jalili said the militants who are attacking public property, economic infrastructure, oil pipelines, and power transmission lines in Syria are trying to exert pressure on the Syrian nation.
He praised the Syrian nation for their resistance against foreign plots and said the resistance front in Syria should be supported so the conspiracies devised by Israel and its allies can be thwarted.
Jalili also said the logic of Western countries and the supporters of terrorist groups in Syria does not conform to international law and cannot be defended.
Halqi elaborated on the latest developments in Syria, emphasizing that the rebels do not respect humanitarian principles and are targeting Syria’s entire infrastructure to increase the pressure on Syrians and force them to withdraw their support for President Bashar al-Assad and his government.
He blamed Israel and the West for all the pressure imposed on the country, noting that they are trying to take revenge on Syria for its support of the anti-Israel resistance front.
Halqi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for a two-day visit. During his stay, he will discuss matters of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments with senior Iranian officials.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.