The United States will “aggressively confront” Iran’s bid to expand its influence across the Middle East even if a nuclear deal is reached, a State Department official said Tuesday.
President Khoja calls on the Friends of the Syrian people and the United States to put an end to the Iranian intervention in Syria, which amounted to direct military occupation, describing the United States’ position as “indifferent,” and the position of the Friends of the Syrian people as just “watching,” during an interview with the Qatari Al-Watan newspaper held in late February.
“Negotiations are underway between the US and Iran to find a settlement to Iran’s nuclear file, and the Assad regime is conceivably part of Tehran’s package of understandings with the United States. Iran is now occupying Syria, and all the Assad regime’s military operations are being supervised by Qassem Soleimani who previously played the same role in Iraq, an involvement that was coordinated, or at least approved by the United States,” Khoja added.
Khoja stresses that “the Friends of the Syrian people, particularly the United States should put an end for this intervention,” adding that “keeping Assad in power must not be part of the settlement to Iran’s nuclear file.”
Vice-president Hisham Marwa called earlier on the UN Security Council to issue a new binding resolution to force the Iranian regime withdraw its military forces from Syria, stressing that prospects for a political solution that remains blocked as long as Iran is occupying parts of Syria’s territory. (Source: Syrian Coalition)