Iranian Ambassador to Tunis Peiman Jebelli
“Syrians are not surprised that supporters of the Zionist regime (of Israel) and its allies are keeping pressure on them. Syrians know that they seek to take revenge on the Syrian government and nation for their resistance against Zionists’ plots and aggression,” Peyman Jebelli said in an interview with Tunisianal-Zamir weekly.
He added that the contradictory policies adopted by certain powers toward the regional developments, including in Syria, have cast doubt on those powers’ honesty in their claims to be supporting the rights of the Syrian nation.
The Iranian envoy said Syria has become the target of Israel and its allies due to its strategic position in the region, support for the Palestinian resistance movement, as well as the Syria’s unwavering commitment to defend fair policies.
He added that Iran is opposed to foreign meddling in Syria, adding, “The only solution to end the Syrian crisis is a Syria-Syria solution and foreign interference or dictations will yield no result but fanning the flames of the crisis.”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011.
The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters, but Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.