The Iranian regime’s Foreign Ministry angered by Saudi Arabia’s comments calling it “part of the problem” in the Middle East threatened that diplomatic relations with the kingdom would be damaged.
On Monday, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said the Iranian regime having forces inside Syria, Iraq and Yemen is “part of the problem” in the region.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian defended the regime’s presence in Syria and its support for Syrian dictator as ‘fight against terrorism.’
Amirabdollahian made the claim a day after the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) revealed that a confidential by the Iranian regime’s Supreme National Security Council emphasizes that Syria is Ali Khamenei’s redline and that in the past three years he has directed all resources to save Bashar Assad and has ordered that all necessary steps should be taken to preserve and complete the Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen axis in order to encircle the rest of the Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
According to the confidential report, commanders of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corp are in Syria present to direct the battle of Bashar Assad against the Syrian people.
Many of the IRGC and Quds Force (QF) officers and commanders who had retired or were busy elsewhere in the government returned to IRGC and were transferred to Syria.
According to this report, all measures in Syria are coordinated by Ali Khamenei and his Office and he directly issues orders to the QF and its commanders.
Khamenei has ordered Qassem Suleimani, Commander of the QF, to consider Syria as his main task.
Suleimani regularly travels to Syria and there is this saying among Syrian officers that “when Haj Qassem Suleimani is here, we sleep well at night”.
According to this report, Khamenei has allocated to Syria the military and political budget and expense of a country and as such “Agha [Khamenei] has stated that Syria is our redline. Had it not been for the leader’s wisdom, everything would have been finished by now” and in that case, we would have faced a calamity in Iraq and Lebanon and “even Tehran would have been affected”.