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Before our presence in Syria, too many people were killed by the opposition but with the physical and non-physical presence of the Islamic republic, big massacres in Syria were prevented," deputy head of Iran's elite Quds force Ismail Gha'ani said in an interview with the semi-official Isna news agency that was published then removed from its website.
This admission has been corroborated as the WSJ reports that the Quds force—the foreign operations arm of the Revolutionary Guards—is sending IRGC commanders and hundreds of foot soldiers into Syria at a time when Bashar al-Assad's reg
Undoubtedly, Iran will use the international gathering to its advantage and make use of the NAM to garnish support for its international positions and to help try to end the crisis in Syria. The US-supported siege of Syria will be denounced at the NAM conference and diplomatic blows will be dealt against the US and its clients and satellites. Already the hurried ministerial conference about the fighting in Syria organized by the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran before the emergency summit held by the OIC in Mecca was a prelude to the diplomatic support that Iran will give the Syrian Arab Republic at the 2012 NAM summit.
Originally posted by Pepeluacho
They are a militia of radical extremists who are Pro-Sharia law which is disgusting in terms of civil liberties.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
This is good news in that Iran is helping its local neighbor
Originally posted by paraphi
Iran-Syria relations are rooted in the fact that both fear the encroachment of the so-called Arab Spring, or rather Syria is being undone by the Arab Spring and Iran fearing they will be next.
“I am hopeful that other countries will pay attention; will follow the Iranian nation. Egypt, do not be satisfied with your oppressive government which states that it will destroy anyone who uses the name of Islam. Know that Islam is in danger in Egypt. It is obligatory for Egyptian men and women to rise and destroy this government who has announced that it is at war with Islam.” (Sahifah Khomeini, v.15, p.318) “This second president that has been forced on the nation [Hosni Mubarak] imagines that he will reign in Egypt as the other one [Anwar Sadat] did. Before he became president he announced his solidarity with Israel and America. He overlooked that the people threw his predecessor into hell; they will do the same to him. Egypt must know that if they rise as Iran rose they will be successful. The Egyptian nation should not fear martial law; should disregard it just as Iran broke the martial law and came into the streets. The Egyptian scholars should stand up and defend Islam.” (Sahifah-i Imam Khomeini, v.15, p.285)