Iran All In For Bashar Assad
“Assad is Iran’s red line,” the report said, “and Iran will never allow his fall under any circumstances.”
Iranian negotiators, according to Resalat, reiterated that “any action against Syria will result in instability and destruction not only in the region but beyond.”
And “foreign interference or help for the armed rebels in Syria,” they demanded, “must stop immediately.”
In May 2011 Khamenei declared the Syrian protesters “God’s enemies,” ordering the Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese Hezbollah to “fiercely combat” the protesters and help Assad put down the uprising which has taken over 10,000 lives so far.
The same sentiment was published in a recent commentary published by Sobhe Sadegh, the media outlet belonging to the Revolutionary Guards, calling the Syrian protesters “rabble-rousers” who are “puppets of Zionists and the United States.”
Chanting slogans against Iran and Hezbollah by the “radicals in Syria will be their last stand,” the Guards warned.
Some 15,000 of Iran’s elite forces, led by Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, are in Syria to help the Assad regime suppress the uprising and protect the regime itself.