BEIRUT: Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali promised Monday victory for the Assad regime in his country’s conflict through the support of regional and international allies.
“Syria will achieve victory despite what it lost from great martyrs who embodied chivalry and Arabism,” the ambassador said during a gathering to express solidarity with the Assad regime at the Syrian embassy headquarters in Yarzeh.
“The Syrian regime will triumph with the support of its allies in Lebanon, Iran, Russia, India, China and the BRICS countries,” he said referring to South Africa and Brazil.
The remarks come as the U.S. mulls a military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons. The regime denies using the weapons.
Ali said that the possible attack against his country is not aimed at toppling the Assad regime only “but at dismantling of the region and maintaining the security of Israel after the barrier of fear of the Jewish country was broken in July 2006 war,” in reference to the 33-day conflict between Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Israel.
He said that “Arab backwardness, the colonial American west and global Zionism are partners in launching the aggression against Syria.”
“Despite all, Syria today is more solid than it was two and a half years ago and the Syrian Army has proved to the world that it is steady and strong,” he said.
He also hailed the stance of Egypt, the Azhar and the Vatican in rejecting the aggression on Syria and favoring a political solution to the war.