Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iran’s Shura Council’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, said today that the Syrian Army has proven itself to be one of the strongest forces in the Middle East, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing al-Alam TV.
On May 14, he also reaffirmed Syria’s right to retaliate in the event of any further aggression by Israel.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have intensified their attacks against the Syrian Army in recent months, insisting that they are acting in their national security interests to prevent Iran and Hezbollah from setting up permanent facilities in Syria, which they could utilize to launch attacks against Israel in a future regional conflict.
The Syrian government has accused Tel Aviv of aiding terrorists, especially in southern Syria and Damascus, by carrying out artillery attacks and airstrikes against the Syrian Army, and by providing terrorists with armaments.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.