Syrian Government’s Only Crime is Support for Palestine Resistance - Khamenei
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the US and the West for the unrest in Syria, saying the Syrian government’s “only crime” is backing the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance.
“If Syria promises the US that it will withdraw support for the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance, all problems will be resolved,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“It is clear that the United States has hatched a plot against Syria and unfortunately certain foreign and regional countries take part in the plot,” Iran’s supreme leader added.
Khamenei also offered another explanation for the unrest Syria, saying the US and the West want to take revenge on the Syrian government after losing Egypt and Tunisia.
“The Americans and certain Western countries want to take revenge on Syria for their recent defeats in the region, including Egypt and Tunisia,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting in Tehran with the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah.
Interestingly, the Iranian supreme leader who on may occasions has emphasized the US weakness and inabilities in the region is attributing the popular uprising in Syria to the wishes of the US, saying the Americans started it and can put an end to it anytime they so wish.
Source: The Press TV, 1 February 2012