Attack on Syria Means Attack on Iran

Khamenei has not permitted anyone to negotiate with the US and if an Iranian talks with the Americans, it has nothing to do with the government. All government factions are in consensus on the nuclear program.

France departed Mali in 1960. Now that the people are going their own path, they bomb again because Mali has oil and territory Ali Akbar Velayati, Khamenei advisor and mullahs’ foreign minister for 16 years, in an interview once again emphasized exporting fundamentalism, interfering in the region’s Description:

Those countries are refusing to negotiate with the US, defying UN Security Council resolutions, and continuing the regime’s nuclear program. He described the Syrian dictatorship as the “golden ring of resistance” and said, “Attacking Syria means attacking Iran.” “Those who oppose resistance against the Zionists, the reactionary forces of the region and the West, by attacking Syria they have attacked the golden ring of resistance. If Syria hadn’t provided logistical support to Hezbollah, Hezbollah and Hamas would not have prevailed in the 33-day and 22-day wars.”

“Therefore, an attack on Syria would be considered as an attack on Iran and Iran’s allies,” Velayati added. “The weapons and missiles fired against Israel were provided by Iran,” he said, admitting to flagrant violations of UNSC resolutions. “Iran’s goal is to maintain the chain of resistance. The purpose is that Iran supports Palestine, the Lebanese resistance, the government advocting resistance in Syria, the government emerged from the Iraqi people (read Maliki’s bloodthirsty dictatorship) and the emancipation of Iraq from America’s clutches,” he underscored. “The nuclear program is among the strategic issues and the Islamic Republic of Iran will never back down. Everyone is in consensus in this regard,” Velayati said while describing, in demagoguery, the mullahs’ nuclear weapons program as peaceful.

“Foreign policy fundamental issues and principles are exclusively within Khamenei’s jurisdiction,” he said, adding to this day he (Khamenei) has not permitted anyone to negotiate with the US and if “anyone who merely has an Iranian ID card talks with the Americans and they exaggerate this issue in their foreign media outlets that Iran and the US are in negotiations, this has nothing to do with the government.” “As the leader’s advisor I say if the Americans claim of negotiating with Iran, there is no such thing, and even if there was, it had nothing to do with the establishment. We have had no negotiations in Oman or any other place,” Velayati added.

The clerical regime has pinned its hopes on misusing developments in North Africa and Mali. “France departed Mali in 1960 but now, while the people have chosen their path after 50 years, French have started bombarding again because Mali has oil and territory,” Velayati said criticizing France.

Velayati’s terrified emphasis aimed at protecting the chain of terrorism and export of fundamentalism in the region, from Africa to the Middle East, especially Syria, comes at a time that despite all criminal efforts of the clerical regime, the Syrian dictator is on the verge of downfall, and the increasing uprisings in Iraqi cities against Al Maliki have put the regime on the verge of collapse. This has placed the prospect of the clerical regime’s overthrow in sight more than ever before.

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.