Iran Hopes for Change of Policy in Countries Supporting Terrorists in Syria

A senior Iranian legislator blamed the western states, especially the US, for the spread of terrorism in the region, and expressed the hope that the advocates of terrorist groups in Syria would change their policies and approaches.

“Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran logically believed that the problems in Syria don’t have military solutions and the crisis in the country can be ended politically using the domestic potentials and capacities in Syria,” Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting with Polish Undersecretary of State Boguslaw Winid in Tehran on Tuesday night.

“The mistakes made by the westerners and the US in the region have caused the growth of the ominous phenomenon of terrorism and we hope that the countries which have added fuel to the crisis in Syria will change their policy and behavioral approach to that country,” he added.

Boroujerdi also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s readiness to help to the settlement of the regional crises and establishment of stability and tranquility in the region.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Tel Aviv, Washington, and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.