Iran blocked terrorism’s spread in Syria – senior military official
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 18
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The efforts of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have prevented terrorism from engulfing Syria, says a senior Iranian military official.
"The IRGC, as a pioneer in fighting the terrorism in the region, entered the issue [Syrian crisis] with a detailed analysis," Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, head of Iran's Center for Strategic Defense Research said, Fars news agency reported Apr. 18.
"As a result, terrorism was prevented from sinking Syria," he added.
Vahidi also said the IRGC's elite Qods force has certain tasks abroad, adding it has carried out the tasks very well.
Iran sees the Syrian regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as a part of the "axis of resistance" against Israel. Tehran has always expressed support for the government of the Syrian President Bashar Assad. Iranian officials have constantly confirmed that the IRGC provides the Syrian army with advisory support in the fight against the terrorist groups.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Vahidi rejected the reports that suggest the Lebanese Hezbollah group is weakened due to its involvement in the Syria crisis.
Hezbollah is ten times more powerful in comparison to its latest war with Israel in 2006, Vahidi claimed.