The rebels in Aleppo will "undoubtedly be defeated", said Sunday Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi . "All anti-Syrian forces gathered in Aleppo to fight against the government will undoubtedly be defeated" by the Syrian armed forces, Walid Moallem said, adding that "the Syrian people are fighting alongside the army "against the rebels.
The Syrian army has been conducting since Saturday morning a violent attack on Aleppo, the country's second city. Walid Moallem accused "Qatar , Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other countries in the region of encouraging the clashes "by supporting the rebels and supplying them with weapons. "Syria is the target of a global conspiracy whose agents are the countries in the region," said Walid Moallem, adding" our people are determined to defeat the conspiracy. "
"Syria has a significant military capacity and can defend itself," he added. Walid Moallem said that fighters had entered Syria from Turkey and Iraq. "The terrorists who come into Syria from Turkey are Libyan, Tunisian and Egyptian nationals and those who entered Syria from Iraq and were arrested are members of Al Qaeda," he said.
Moallem also asked the Lebanese government to prevent "terrorists from entering into Syria from its territory". He also stated that "the views of Iran and Syria on the situation in Syria are fully compliant ".
For his part, Ali Akbar Salehi said he was certain that "the Syrian people will win" against the rebels and countries that support them.
"We are witnessing a brutal plot led by several countries at the top of which is the Zionist regime," said Ali Akbar Salehi asking countries in the region to "reflect (...) the negative consequences" of their policy of supporting the insurgents. On Tuesday, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri warned that Syria's allies "will not make a regime change" in Damascus and "bear decisive blows to the enemy" in case of intervention in the conflict.