‘Those who competed to topple Assad now opening embassies in Syria’

January 29, 2019 - 20:45

TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff, said on Tuesday the enemies know well that they would receive a crushing response from Iran in the event of taking military action against Iran.

Describing Iran as a regional and international power that behaves reasonably, Baqeri said the Islamic Republic’s help for the other nations in fighting terrorism is a source of pride for Iran, Tasnim reported.

The general also said, “Today, Iraq has become a safe country and its leadership is looking for a way to drive the U.S. out. Also in Syria, where they (enemies) once competed to topple (Syrian President Bashar) al-Assad, they are now queuing up to reopen” their embassies.