Speaker Blasts Cer­tain Mus­lim States Over Strikes on Syria

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TEHRAN – Ma­jlis Speaker Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani has de­scribed as an act of “be­trayal” the si­lence by cer­tain Is­lamic coun­tries in the face of the U.S.-led mil­i­tary ac­tion against Syria.

Ad­dress­ing an open ses­sion of Par­lia­ment on Sun­day, Lar­i­jani said some Is­lamic states hap­pily stood by the U.S., France and Britain in their mis­sile at­tack on Syria.

He said some Mus­lim coun­tries claim to be sup­port­ers of Mus­lim unity and hu­man rights, but be­hind the scenes they sup­port ter­ror­ists and make their re­sources avail­able to ag­gres­sors to tar­get Mus­lim na­tions.

“The Ira­nian Par­lia­ment con­demns this bru­tal and il­le­gal at­tack, and an­nounces to these three coun­tries and the con­temptible coun­tries sup­port­ing them that gone are the days of such false pos­tures, and such sav­age acts will only shed light on the path where sup­port­ers of ter­ror­ism and hyp­ocrites are tread­ing,” said Lar­i­jani.

He said such at­tacks will only fur­ther strengthen the Syr­ian na­tion’s re­solve to wipe out ter­ror­ists.

Lar­i­jani fur­ther noted that the US-led mil­i­tary ac­tion begs the ques­tion why the three coun­tries launched the at­tack, af­ter all.

“These three coun­tries claim that the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment used chem­i­cal arms days ago, and that Syria man­aged to drive ter­ror­ists from the out­skirts of Da­m­as­cus thanks to these very weapons,” the par­lia­ment speaker noted.

“How­ever, the Syr­ian and Rus­sian gov­ern­ments have de­nied the al­le­ga­tion and called on in­ter­na­tional cir­cles to look into the case,” he said.

Lar­i­jani said the mil­i­tary ac­tion was taken hastily with­out first wait­ing for the re­sults of a pos­si­ble probe to be pub­lished.

He said the “chem­i­cal at­tack” sce­nario was just a pre­text to launch the mis­sile at­tack, and the main rea­son be­hind the mil­i­tary ac­tion was the lat­est de­vel­op­ments on the ground in Syria.

“The area around Da­m­as­cus had been a den of ter­ror­ists for years with the help of ma­jor coun­tries and some rogue re­gional states. They would fuel in­se­cu­rity in Da­m­as­cus with mod­ern weapons,” said Lar­i­jani.

“What the Syr­ian army did re­cently was to purge the area, some­thing that state spon­sors of ter­ror­ists wouldn’t be­lieve could ma­te­ri­al­ize in a short pe­riod of time. So, the Saudis shame­lessly made their re­sources avail­able to the Amer­i­cans and urged them to bom­bard Syria, be­liev­ing they would be able to change the equa­tion and re-es­tab­lish the ter­ror­ists’ safe haven,”

“That they think they can achieve their ob­jec­tives with such a bru­tal and il­le­gal act is just s mi­rage,” said Lar­i­jani.

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