Iranian officials reacted to decisions by United States to provide Syrian rebels with weapons.
Lebanese Foreign Minister, Adnan Mansour traveled to Tehran on Saturday by the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi and two sides discussed regional issues with a focus on Syrian crisis.
“The west talks about human right but send weapons to Syrian terrorists,” said Salehi in a joint press conference with Mansour.
“Iran will never let other impose their will on Syria, The Syrian should decide for their fate,” Salehi said.
Lebanese FM also criticized western efforts to send weapons to anti Syrian government fighters.
“The current Syrian government is the legitimate. Sending weapons for one side of the conflict will not solve the crisis,” he said.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also slammed the decision of sending weapons to the Syrian rebels on Sunday.
In a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister he said: “Enemies try to dominate the region and Syria is part of their scenario. We should be vigil and not get deluded by their plans. Violence would not solve the Syrian crisis and both sides should negotiate,” he said.
A spokesman for the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Syria said the armed groups have been supplied with heavy weapons by ‘brotherly nations’.
Louay Muqdad, the media coordinator of the terrorist Free Syrian Army (FSA), told CNN on June 21 that the new weapons “will be a turning point” in the conflict and will “definitely change the rules of the war on the ground.”
“We have received quantities of new types of weapons, including some that we asked for and that we believe will change the course of the battle on the ground.”
Hussein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African affairs is another Iranian official that criticize the western stance regard Syria.
“Those who support providing weapons to Syrian rebels are responsible for the civilian’s lives. The U.S. and U.K. made several strategy mistakes in Syria,” he said on Sunday.
The secretary of Iran’s National Security Council also met with the Lebanese FM on Sunday.
In the meeting Saeed Jalili a candidate of Iran’s Presidential election said: “Sending weapons to Syrian terrorists by some countries is a threat to international security.”