Pledge to Continue Advisory Aid to Syria

Pledge to Continue Advisory Aid to SyriaPledge to Continue Advisory Aid to Syria

Iran will continue its military advisory assistance to Syria as per the Syrian government’s request, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its advisory assistance to the Syrian government at the level requested and required,” Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Saturday, Press TV reported. He said the Syrian crisis should be settled through political approaches and emphasized that the Syrians’ vote should finally solve the conflict in the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran, since the outset of the Syrian crisis, has stressed the political settlement of this crisis and repeatedly announced that the Syrian problem has no military solution,” he said. Ansari noted that foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs runs counter to objectives and interests of the Syrian nation. Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has estimated that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has also displaced over half of Syria’s prewar population of about 23 million.