The Syrian Coalition said that the Iranian regime’s announcement that it sent troops from its special 65th brigade unit to Syria provides yet further proof of Iran’s desperate attempts to seriously undermine efforts aimed at reaching a political solution in Syria.
Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition Muwaffaq Nyrabiyah said that though Iran has never shied away from announcing it has troops fighting alongside Assad forces, this latest announcement reveals a new level of Iran’s direct occupation of Syria’s territory.
Nyrabiyah added that the Assad regime’s welcoming of the Iranian support represents recognition of the regime’s failure to defeat the revolution and a total surrender to Iran’s authoritarian regime. Nyrabiyah pointed out that instead of listening to the legitimate demands of the Syrian people, the Assad regime chose to surrender to Iran’s expansionist ambitions, which provides another proof of the regime’s loss of legitimacy.
The Iranian announcement, Nyrabiyah said, also exposes the extent of the Assad regime’s internal weakness. Nyrabiyah called upon the international community to recognize this fact and deal with it very seriously before its longtime inaction takes the Syrian crisis to more disastrous levels whose signs are already visible. (Source: Syrian Coalition)