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U.S. tried several methods to overthrow Assad, none of which worked - Iranian Quds force chief

Iran Materials 4 September 2013 17:27 (UTC +04:00)
The U.S. has tried several methods to overthrow Assad, however none of these methods worked, Iranian IRGC's Quds forces commander, Major General Ghassem Soleimani said.
U.S. tried several methods to overthrow Assad, none of which worked - Iranian Quds force chief

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev

The U.S. has tried several methods to overthrow Assad, however none of these methods worked, Iranian IRGC's Quds forces commander, Major General Ghassem Soleimani said, Fars news agency reported.

Soleimani made the remarks at Iran's Assembly of experts today.

"The U.S. is not concerned about democracy in Egypt, human rights in Syria and nuclear issue in Iran," Soleimani said. "It's main target is to collapse the line of resistance."

He went on to note that Iran will support Syria till the end, adding that Syria is the frontline of resistance against Israel.

Soleimani further said that seven countries, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, UK, U.S. and Israel are at the frontline against Syria. Soleimani also noted that about 95 percent of those fighting against Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad came from abroad.

Speaking of Iran, Soleimani said the Islamic Republic has a good position among the Islamic countries despite the concern of these countries over Iran's regional influence.

Some Western countries as well as Turkey have already supported intervention in Syria following another escalation of the situation there.

On August 21, media outlets reported a large scale deployment of chemical weapons near Damascus by Syrian Government Troops. Over 600 people were the victims of the attack.

Clashes between the government forces and armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years.

According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 100,000 people. The Syrian authorities say they are opposed by well-armed militants.

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