Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Haytham Rahmeh, stressed that what is happening in Dara’a province requires an Arab and international action in view of the continued violations and crimes of the Assad regime against civilians, especially in the town of Tafas. He said that the Assad regime seeks to control of the entire region with the aim of enabling Iranian militias to increase their influence in southern Syria.
Rahmeh added that the Arab countries will be the most affected by the spread of Iranian militias which pose a security threat to the Arab region, especially the Kingdom of Jordan. He warned of Iran’s expansionist and sectarian policies, which are based on bringing about demographic change in several regions of Syria. He also cautioned that it is necessary to confront the Iranian project by taking an urgent, firm Arab action that puts an end to Iranian transgressions.
Rahmeh pointed to the pivotal role that Dara’a has played since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011, adding: “Daraa, the birthplace of the revolution, is being subjected to a new betrayal from this world. It still suffers the crimes of the Assad regime and Iranian militia. What is taking place in Tafas proves that the entire Syrian people reject the presence of the Assad regime in Syria, and that the so-called reconciliations and settlements are more than a ruse by the regime so that it can take revenge on its opponents.”
Rahmeh stressed that the Assad regime and the Iranian militias’ smuggling of drugs into Jordan and then to various Arab countries is very dangerous. He stressed that smuggling of drugs will pave the way for crises and subsequent terrorist acts should these militias gain control in the south.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)