Iranian general warns ‘Arab outcasts’ against supporting Syrian revolutionaries


General Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards, warned Arab countries of funding or arming Syrian revolutionaries, while stressing the Islamic Republic’s support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“Syria’s allies will not allow Bashar al-Assad’s regime to be toppled and will deal fatal blows to the enemies of Damascus,” Jazayeri told the Sepah News website, affiliated to the Guards.

Those allies, he added, have not yet interfered in the Syrian crisis but when they do, they will avenge all parties that fight against the Syrian regime particularly those he described as “Arab outcast.”

Jazayeri’s statements come in response to earlier calls by Arab foreign ministers to arm the Syrian opposition.

Jazayeri described the countries that support the Free Syrian Army as the “great Devil’s front” and argued that Zionist and Western agendas are behind the Syrian uprising, stressing that both the government and the people of Syria are capable of foiling those conspiracies.

For Jazayeri, Americans and Europeans have failed in trying to topple the Syrian regime and the same applies to Arabs that oppose President Bashar al-Assad.

“All those are not capable of doing anything except spread terrorism and wage media wards.”

Jazayeri lashed out at Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey for supporting the Syrian revolution.

“They are all terrorists and I am warning them of the retaliation of the Syrian people.”

Jazateri also warned the Syrian people of falling prey to false media reports that implicate the Syrian regime.

The Iranian regime has declared its solidarity with the Arab people in their demand for freedom and called the revolution that took place in several countries in the region an “Islamic awakening.” Syria, however, is the only exception and its protests were dubbed the “fake version” of Arab revolutions by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.