Head of the Legal Committee Haitham al-Maleh said that Iran and Russia have not stopped media, militarily, financial, political support for the Assad regime since the start of the Syrian revolution. “In the past three months, Iran and Russia have let known their goals and interests behind this unlimited support at the expense of the Syrian people’s blood and their soil,” Maleh said in in a memorandum handed over to the permanent delegates to the Arab League during their regular meeting in Cairo on Wednesday.
“The battles Iran waging in Damascus and its suburbs, especially in Zabadani as well as the negotiations it conducts with rebels directly and the increased Russian military presence on Syrian territory prove beyond doubt that the Assad regime sold Syria to Iran and Russia in return for surviving in power.”
“Russia and Iran have now zones of influence in Syria, with Russia has troops at the Syrian coast and Iran and its militias in Damascus and its countryside and on the border with Lebanon, Homs and its surroundings. This coincides with an Iranian project aimed at changing the demography in Damascus to replace its indigenous people with Shiites coming from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan,” Maleh added.
“Iranian militants are now cracking down on civilians in Damascus through increasing number of checkpoints in the city and through shelling residential neighborhoods to intimidate people and force them to leave the city to carry out their plan in the demographic change, pointing out that as a result of the severe restrictions security of living on civilians and noted that the city. As a result, over 200 families flee their homes in Damascus amidst Arab and international silence.”
Maleh strongly condemns Iran and Russia’s evil plans against the Syrian people and also the genocidal crimes against humanity and the ethnic cleansing against the Syrian people.
Maleh calls on Arab governments and peoples to shoulder their responsibilities towards the Syrian people, demanding that the Arab League shoulder its responsibilities towards the protection of Syria and the Syrian people on the grounds that the Iranian and Russian intervention affect the Arab national security. He also calls upon the international community, especially the Un Security Council to act more effectively to end the suffering of the Syrian people and to enforce application its resolutions on Syria, most notably resolutions 2042 and 2139. (Source: Syrian Coalition)