Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time
Home :: World

Iran admits to having 'elite forces in Syria' to help Assad regime

London, Mon, 17 Sep 2012 ANI

London, Sept 17 (ANI): Iran has finally admitted for the first time that its elite revolutionary guards corps (IRGC) are in Syria helping Bashar al-Assad's government in fight the rebel forces.

Iran also warned that it would get involved militarily if its Arab ally came under attack.

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic republic's elite military formation, said that a number of members of the IRGC's Qods force were in Syria, and claimed this did not constitute 'a military presence.'

According to the Guardian, Jafari said the IRGC was providing 'intellectual and advisory help' to Syria.

"If Syria came under military attack, Iran would also give military support but it ... totally depends on the circumstances," the paper quoted him, as saying.

He also said that the Strait of Hormuz, the channel at the mouth of the Gulf through which a third of the world's traded oil passes, would be a legitimate target for Iran should it be attacked.

"If war occurs in the region and the Islamic republic is involved, it is natural that the Strait of Hormuz as well as the energy [market] will face difficulties," Jafari said.

"The U.S. has many vulnerabilities around Iran, and its bases are within the range of the guards' missiles. We have other capabilities as well, particularly when it comes to the support of Muslims for the Islamic republic," he added. (ANI)

Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Standard to the 18 Squadron of Indian Air Force
PM Modi speaking in the Lok Sabha
PM Modi meets the former Prime Minister and the Congress President
Pranab Mukherjee receiving the first copy of the book entitled 8th Ring from the Executive Editor
Modi at the inauguration of an exhibition on making of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.