TEHRAN (defapress) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said if it had not been for the West’s support, the Daesh (ISIL) terror group would have been rooted out from Syria and Iraq sooner than that.
News ID: 67094
Publish Date: 22November 2017 - 13:32
"If it were not for the West’s support, Daesh (terrorists)
would have committed suicide (in the region) sooner," Shamkhani said in an
interview with Iran’s state-run TV on Tuesday night.
"We should not forget that Damascus was on the verge of
collapse in January 2011, but the presence of Iranian military advisers and
resistance forces with the Syrian government’s consent prevented it from
happening," he added.
The senior Iranian official further noted that Russia also
played an "effective” role in eliminating Daesh militants after it joined the
conflict in Syria in 2015.
In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday morning, Commander of the Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps Quds Force Major General Soleimani declared that the notorious
group’s rule has come to an end with the accomplishment of a mission to
liberate Syria’s eastern city of Al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi border.
Speaking on behalf of all commanders and forces fighting
against terrorism, thousands of Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Afghan, and
Pakistani martyrs and those handicapped in defending the life and dignity of
Muslims and their sanctities, the top general congratulated Ayatollah Khamenei,
the Iranian nation, the people of Iraq and Syria, and all Muslims on the fall