Iran Warns of Zionist Lobby’s Plot to Undermine Syria

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Zionist lobby is carrying out widespread activities to steer the political and security equations in the region toward undermining the legal Syrian government.

In a meeting with Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Tehran on Saturday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said all sides involved in the crisis in Syria must respect the country’s national sovereignty.

 “Any agreement must not undermine this unchangeable principle or prepare the ground for Syria’s breakup,” he added.

 “The Zionist regime [of Israel] forms deep and extensive bonds with terrorist groups and their sponsors and seeks to make use of these groups as an instrument to allegedly secure Israel’s borders and to continue with the suppression of the oppressed Palestinian people,” he said, according to Press TV.

The SNSC secretary described as “unacceptable and worrisome” moves by certain terrorist elements to take advantage of political talks and ceasefire to recover.

 “These elements are not committed to any agreement or deal and will use any opportunity to kill innocent people and pursue their own inhumane objectives,” Shamkhani said.

The Russian diplomat, for his part, said Iran, Russia and Syria are playing a leading and determining role in the genuine fight against terrorism.

He emphasized that the three countries would seriously proceed with their strategic cooperation until uprooting terrorism.