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(Press TV) ~ A senior Iranian air force commander says Iran is prepared to defend Syria’s airspace if Damascus calls for it. Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, made the remarks during an interview with the Tasnim news agency on Sunday.
After praising the government and people of the Arab country for their five-year battle against foreign-backed Takfiri terrorism, he stressed that any military presence in Syria without the approval of Damascus would end in nothing but “defeat”.
The remarks were made in the wake of reports that Turkey and Saudi Arabia were preparing to launch joint military operations on Syrian soil.
Instead of contemplating a ground presence in Syria, Esmaili noted, Riyadh should consider stopping atrocities in Yemen where over 8,200 people have been killed and some 16,000 more injured since March 26, 2015.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has confirmed deployment of warplanes to the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, claiming that the move was in line with the so-called fight against Daesh.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has also stated that any decision for the deployment of forces to Syria would follow the will of the US-led coalition.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has also said Ankara and Riyadh could launch a ground operation in Syria “if there is a strategy”.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey are widely believed to be among major sponsors of terrorist groups operating against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri has issued a warning to countries seeking to tailor the situation in Syria in accordance with their political ambitions.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey have said they could dispatch ground troops to Syria. Such a deployment would come on top of Saudi Arabia’s widely-reported ideological and financial patronage for the Takfiri militants tyrannizing Syria and Turkey’s provision of a supply route for these mercenaries.
In response to the question of whether there was a potential for direct military confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Syria in case Riyadh does deploy ground forces to the crisis-hit country, Jazayeri said, “We will definitely not let the situation in Syria proceed in line with trouble-making states’ wish to enforce their policies. We will make necessary decisions in the due time.”
“Via which place do these terrorists travel to and from Syria other than Turkey? From where do they receive support other than reactionary Arab countries?” Jazayeri asked.
“From my point of view, there is a political solution to Syria’s crisis; but hegemonic powers are not after a balanced and just political solution,” Jazayeri said.
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