Vice-President Hisham Marwa voices concern that the Iranian nuclear deal might result in an increased Iranian military intervention in Syria since the agreement does not include any terms on Iran’s intervention in the region.
Marwa said that the nuclear deal does not refer to Iran’s role in making peace in the region, thus giving it the opportunity to bolster its support for the Assad regime and further its expansionist project in the region.
“We hoped that the deal represent an opportunity for Iran to prove it is able to play a positive role and withdraw its troops from Syria and put pressure on Assad to sit at the negotiating table,” Marwa added.
“The Iranians must realize that if they want to become active members of the international community, they have to abide by international resolutions prohibiting military intervention in other countries.”
“So far there is nothing to suggest that Iran will play a positive role in Syria. On the contrary, Assad and Iran have found in the deal an opportunity to consolidate their position in the battle against the Syrian people.”
“However, no matter the size of Iranian support for Assad, the Syrian people will continue with the revolution until all its goals are achieved. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Al Nahar newspaper)