Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
Despite Washington's desire, Bashar Assad will remain in power in Syria, says the Iranian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.
"The US government needs the Takfiri groups for influencing the results of the upcoming presidential election," he claimed, Mehr news agency reported May 12.
Iranian officials refer to the extremist Sunni armed groups, in particular in Syria and Iraq, as Takfiri.
However, Firouzabadi didn't explain how the US government can affect the election results.