EU change of position on Syria may lead to new footing by regional countries

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Publish Date: 14:45 - 30 May 2013
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Tehran, YJC. Defense Minister says that measures by the EU to help a rival side in Syria may lead to counteractions by regional countries.

Speaking in the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said "The Syrian army is strong and needs no weapon. There is no need for Iran to give them weapons.”

Vahidi also provided comments on new military projects such as the operation of newly-developed, air-based missiles, domestic submarine, and space surveillance center.

He condemned the removal of sanctions from weapons to be sold to Syrian terrorists and added "It is a wicked act by the EU to give terrorists weapons to demolish a country’s infrastructure.”

Answering Western claims that Iran provides the Syrian government with weaponry, the Defense Minister said "Syria is a powerful country. It has stood before the Zionist regime. There is no need to send weapons to Syria. The Syrian Army is strong, as witnessed by its major role in clearing different areas of the country of terrorists.”


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