Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says NATO seeks to strengthen its foothold in the region and save ‘the Israeli regime.’
In a meeting with visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem on Sunday, Ahmadinejad said the NATO forces and the states that disrespect freedom and justice cannot provide such rights for other nations.
“They seek to save the Zionist regime (Israel) and strengthen their domination,” the Iranian president added.
Ahmadinejad said all nations seek justice, respect and freedom, adding that “this is the right of all nations and is very respectable, and must be realized in a proper way.”
Ahmadinejad expressed hope that stability and security would be established in Syria through the prudence and foresight of the Syrian nation and government.
The Syrian foreign minister, for his part, conveyed the regards of his country’s government and nation to the Islamic Republic and talked about the recent developments in Syria.
Al-Muallem arrived in Iran’s capital, Tehran, on Sunday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials regarding the recent developments in Syria.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
The Syrian government says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are behind the unrest while the opposition accuses the security forces of killing protesters.