Iran warns West not to get involved in Syria crisis
Iran on Tuesday said Israel and the USA are standing behind the riots in Syria, Iran's closest ally in the Arab world. "Some regimes, especially America and the Zionist regime, with particular aims, are provoking terrorist groups in Syria and in the region to carry out terrorist and sabotage operations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told a news conference.
"The Zionist regime and its advocates are seriously threatened, that is why they are doing all they can to crush this resistance line standing against the aggression of the Zionist regime," he addedm according to Reuters.
"What is happening inside Syria is an internal issue. The government and the people of Syria are politically mature enough to resolve their own issues," the Iranian official said. And he warned against any attaempt for Western interference in the situation. "We think that the Americans in no way have the right to have any military interference in any country within the region, namely Syria. We acknowledge this as a wrong act ... which can have consequences for the region," he said.