Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian expressed Tehran's “unwavering support” for the Syrian government. Amir-Abdollahian made the declaration during a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman on Sunday. Sleiman called for non-interference in the internal affairs of Syria by other countries.
“The Islamic Republic will strongly support the government and nation of Syria as a country (standing) in the line of resistance against the Zionist regime (Israel), and will not permit foreign interference to determine Syria’s fate. The country’s destiny should be shaped by its people,” said Amir-Abdollahian in a separate meeting with his Lebanese counterpart. [IRNA, 2 April].
Amir-Abdollahian also met with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun and the representatives of Palestinian groups and parties during his visit to Beirut.
The unwavering support of the Syrian government during its brutal suppression of the opposition, as well as forming an alliance with certain political parties such as Hezbollah and FPM who are also working against the opposition in Syria are apparently not considered interference in internal affairs of the country.