Speaking before the members of the Assembly of Experts on Wednesday, President Rouhani said "The fact that the US has asked the congressional rule on its actions against Syria means that the country does not enjoy ample international legitimacy from the UN and the Security Council as well as the public opinion to perform such an act.”
"We believe that the major problem in Syria is the foreign intervention as well as giving terrorists freedom in this country. The deciding factor, though, must be the opinion and demand of the people,” Rouhani asserted.
He pointed out "The Islamic Republic has and will make all its humanitarian effort for the people of Syria. Iran is bound to its responsibility regarding regional stability and it has performed and will perform every action necessary. Iran knows what problems are to follow a war and attack on Syria, therefore it has done all its political and international duties in the past few days and it will continue to do so.”
He also maintained "As it was said earlier, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers any action against Syria not only to the detriment of the region, but also to that of the friends of the US. Iran believes that such an act will have no benefit for anyone.”