Enemies of Syria endeavor to harm unity of Syrian people

Enemies of Syrian nation endeavor to harm unity of Syrian people, Supreme Leader's representative to Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi said on Saturday.

He told IRNA that the US pursues sinister goals in Syria.

''In Egypt and Libya, the US backed the puppet governments to thwart the people's aspirations  but in Syria they support terrorists and weaken the Syrian government.''

The US performance in Syria proves that the US politicians are against will of Syrian people but they seek to harm unity between people and government, he said.

He said that since the Syrian government backs Lebanese resistance front such as Hezbollah and Palestinian nation, the enemy tries to destroy Syria.

"If Syrian government  had reconciled with the Zionists, the US would support it,'' he said.

The US is currently supporting a group of brutal terrorists against Syrian people who never hesitate to kill defenseless people, Shirazi said.


Al-Maliki: Israeli aggression on Syria is Insult to all Arabs and Muslims

BAGHDAD,(ST)_ Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki stressed that direct foreign interference in  Syria 's internal became flagrant with the flood of  weapons, funding  and planning and that Syria, should  we comply with its  political system or not,  can not be  the gateway to the Turkish  intervention or an area of influence of an Arab country that can hardly  be seen with a microscope.

In  an interview with al-Maydeen TV Channel  on Friday , al-Maliki added : This type of intervention  which aims  to achieve certain interests in Syria will move to Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and other countries , and this  explains the " emergence  of  moderation  axis which rejects foreign interference in other countries affairs ."

"The new axis which is a reaction to what happened in the Arab region is facing the axis led by Turkey, which began to declare war." Maliki added.

He continued that  that the whole world complains of the Turkish –Qatari axis and that  meetings  were held in Ankara and Doha and other capitals during which they set plans and allocated funds, and often  said  Syria today and  Iraq is tomorrow,  pointing out that the Iraqi government warned Qatar and asked Turkey not to interfere in internal affairs of States.

He made it clear that the intervention that took place in Syria can not be ignored. It is a direct interference in arms, money and planning, media and speaking on behalf of the Syrian people.

"Israeli aggression in Syria is an insult to all Arabs and Muslims." The Iraqi Prime minister stressed.

Al-Maliki further said that "the Israeli entity is exploiting the schism in the Arab world and the situation in Syria to undertake aggressive actions. Israel might attack Iraq, Iran and others under the guise of (attacking) nuclear weapon research centers...

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Six killed in Lebanon army clash with terrorists

Four Lebanese soldiers and two terrorists were killed during clashes in the country's northern Bekaa Valley on Friday after militants attacked a Lebanese army unit, security sources said.

The sources said fighting was continuing in the area, near the northeastern town of Arsal, a region close to the border with Syria where armed groups  are fighting to overthrow the Syrian government.,according to Reuters.

Residents said the clash broke out after the army entered the area to arrest a suspected member of the hardline anti-Syrian government  group Jabhat al-Nusra, who was believed to travel frequently between Lebanon and Syria.

Terrorists have hidden and regrouped in towns and villages on the mountainous Lebanese side of the poorly demarcated border during the revolt, which started with peaceful protests but turned violence after a crackdown.



Egypt protesters, police clash at presidential palace

Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence.

Protests were held in cities around the country on Friday after a call for rallies by opponents of President Mohammed Morsi.

Around 60 people have been killed in protests, rioting and clashes that engulfed the country the past week in country's worst crisis since the 2011 fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Around 6,000 protesters massed outside Morsi's presidential palace in an upscale district of the capital, banging on the gates and throwing stones and shoes into the grounds in a show of contempt. At least one firebomb was thrown through the gates as crowds chanted, "Leave, leave," addressing Morsi.

Security forces inside the palace responded by firing water cannons at the crowd, then volleys of tear gas. A tree inside the palace grounds caught fire. Riot police moved in outside the gates, sending the protesters scattering for cover, but then they surged back. "This is all because of Morsi!" one shouted.

Thousands more rallied in central Tahrir Square, while a larger crowd marched through the Suez Canal city of Port Said, which witnessed the worst clashes and highest casualties, pumping their fists in the air and chanting, "Leave, leave, Morsi."

The wave of protests began around rallies marking the second anniversary of the event that toppled Mubarak.


Spiritual leader lauds Iran's efforts in resolving crisis in Syria

Spiritual Leader, Sheikh Naim Hassan, on Friday lauded the efforts made by the Islamic Republic of Iran in resolving political crisis in Syria,according to IRNA.

Hassan made the remark in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Beirut, Ghazanfar Rokn-Abadi, on Friday.

In the meeting, the two sides reviewed regional developments, Lebanon's events in particular.

On Syrian developments, he said they want the issue be resolved through political means and all call for restoration of tranquility and stability to Syria  as soon as possible.

Regarding significant role of Iran and its outstanding stands in regional developments, he said Iran plays leading role in resolving the issue through political means.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part briefed the Druze spiritual leader of Iran's efforts in putting an end to crisis in Syria and said Zionist regime is the root cause of all problems in the region and the recent air raids of the Zionist regime to a research center around Damascus proves the claim.