Iran continues sending military forces to Syria, says IRGC commander
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran continues sending military forces to Syria, said Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, a commander of the IRGC Aerospace Division.
"We are with the Syrian people, but we help the Syrian nation and government on the request of the Bashar al-Assad government," Hajizadeh said, Tasnim news agency reported March 9.
Hajizadeh made the remarks while responding to a reporter's question about halting the dispatching of military forces to Syria.
"We have not stopped and will continue doing so," Hajizadeh said.
He added that Iran will help the Syrian government as per requested by it.
Tehran has always expressed support for the Syrian government since it views the Assad regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.
Western countries accuse Iran of running military operations in Syria, but Tehran denies these accusations. Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that they only provide military consultations to Syrian forces.