Syria enemies have no option but to leave: Iran cmdr.

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri (file photo)

A deputy chief of staff of Iran’s Armed Forces says enemies of Syria have no option but to leave the crisis-stricken country.

“The fourth victory of [Islamic] resistance against arrogant and reactionary [governments] in the region has been achieved in the region and Syria will force its enemies to flee the country,” Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Monday.

Noting that the Islamic Republic will never allow the anti-Israel resistance movement to be weakened, Jazayeri said, “Countries depending on the United States should know that they would never be able to force the resistance to back down through terrorism and military actions.”

Jazayeri also stated that the usurper Zionist regime would have no way but to leave the occupied Palestinian territories.

“The final goal of enmity to Syrian government and nation, [Lebanon’s] Hezbollah and Palestine, is to break the [existing] siege of Israel,” he added.

Jazayeri warned that the US and Europe would not be immune to future damages which would be inflicted on them by “well-equipped and aimless terrorists.”

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence.  Continue reading

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Iran developing advanced defense system to surpass Russian S-300

A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has started to produce an air defense system that will be more advanced than the Russian S-300.

Iran has already completed 30 percent of the production of the system, called Bavar (Belief) 373, Commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Monday.

“We have no problems and all tasks regarding the radar system, the detection system and the type of interception have been completed,” he added.

The commander stated that following Russia’s refusal to deliver the S-300 air defense system to Tehran, the Iranian experts moved to produce a system similar to it inside the country.  Continue reading

Iran, Venezuela slam Western threats

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Miraflores presidential palace, Caracas, January 9, 2012
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez have censured the hegemonic powers’ persisting efforts to make war threats and impose sanctions against independent and developing nations of the world.

In a joint statement issued Monday in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the two presidents denounced all acts of terrorism in the world and called for collective efforts by the international community to counter the “sordid phenomenon.”

Referring to the ongoing freedom- and justice-seeking uprisings across the Middle East, Presidents Ahmadinejad and Chavez voiced support for the rightful demands of people in the region and denounced any foreign interference as the key element in aggravating regional crises.

The Iranian and Venezuelan presidents also expressed regret over the massacre of civilians and security forces in Syria, voiced support for the Syrian reform process and lashed out at global imperialism and the Israeli regime for their “blatant interference” in regional affairs.  Continue reading

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Western sanctions against the country have proven futile

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Western sanctions against the country have proven futile, adding there are more victories on the horizon for the Iranian nation

Western officials have repeatedly announced that the objective of anti-Iran sanctions is to wear out the Iranian nation and force the authorities of the Islamic Republic to reconsider their political calculations, Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday. 

“But they are mistaken and will never achieve this goal.” 

“The Iranian nation has chosen this victorious path with insight and has made great sacrifices and forfeited the blood of its loved ones to tread this path,” the Leader added. 

Referring to the upcoming parliamentary elections, Ayatollah Khamenei said the vote is a manifestation of people’s presence in the political decision making process. 

Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran’s parliamentary election is also important for other Islamic Nations and that is why the US and its allies are trying to disappoint the Muslim world by disrupting the vote. 

The Leader said hegemonic powers and their pawns have been making efforts to reduce the participation of Iranians in the elections, but the mass turnout of the nation will disappoint the enemy. 

Ayatollah Khamenei also warned of the scourge threatening the elections. 

Source: PressTV