World Powers Prolonging Mideast Conflicts

World Powers Prolonging Mideast Conflicts World Powers Prolonging Mideast Conflicts

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said terrorists have created chaos in the Middle East, stressing that the continuation of conflicts and acts of terror will serve Israeli interests.

"The [critical] situation and chaos in the region have been created by a number of terrorists and the enemy does not want this chaos to end," Larijani said on Saturday, Press TV reported.

He said all Muslim countries, including Syria, Yemen and Iraq, are entangled in conflicts and only the Israeli regime benefits from such a chaotic situation.

"Superpowers formed an anti-terror coalition in coordination with 60 countries but since they do not want to see the end of wars in the region and regard such an end as detrimental to the Zionist regime [of Israel], they are fanning the flames of tensions in the region," he said.

Larijani noted that even American and Israeli experts and strategists have confirmed that the current conflicts in the Muslim world best serve the interests of Zionists and that any success by Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, would be detrimental to them.

The top parliamentarian added that whenever promising prospects emerge for putting an end to regional conflicts, the world powers rush to hold meetings and prolong the crises.

He said these powers have reinforced their links with terrorist groups operating in regional countries and are covertly providing them with weapons and military equipment.

Since March 2011, Syria has been hit by militancy it blames on some western states and their regional allies. The Syrian military is engaged in an operation to rid the country of the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group and other militant groups.

Over the past few months, Syria has managed to recapture swathes of land from IS and other groups in the east and north of the country. The Syrian military has used the assistance of fighters from Hezbollah as well as advisory military support from Iran.

Russia also helps Syria in the fight against terrorists through a series of coordinated airstrikes on their positions.

This is while Iraqi Army troops, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have been engaged in military operations to win back regions held by IS and have managed to liberate most of these areas.

The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in the northern and western parts of Iraq.


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