Iran says it closely watches ongoing processes in Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 15 /Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
Iran is closely watching and examining sensitive processes ongoing in Syria, IRNA quoted Iranian Ambassador to Syria Mohammad Reza Rauf Shebani as saying on Tuesday.
Shebani noted that Iran is on Syria's side because this is a country supporting the Islamic Resistance Movement.
He further said hostile countries expect Syrian reforms to be unsuccessful. "However, Iran backs the reforms conducted by President Bashar al-Asad," Shebani said.
He regards the Arab League's decision to suspend Syria from its meetings as a wrong step which will lead to deepening the crisis.
Last week, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria from its meetings and impose sanctions against the Syrian regime over its failure to end crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
Syria has been experiencing continuous anti-government protests for almost seven months. According to UN statistics, the number of clash victims exceeded 3,000 people. Syrian authorities say more than 1,500 people died on both sides.