Hassan Rouhani

Iran promises to back Assad ‘until the end of the road’

Iran has promised to back the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad “until the end of the road”, a show of support in the face of signifificant setbacks on the battlefield.

Syria’s army is facing intense pressure in the face of a resurgent rebel push towards its strongholds. Mr Assad’s regime now relies on Iranian support to fill the financial and manpower gaps which have grown as it loses territory and support.

“The Iranian nation and government will remain at the side of the Syrian nation and government until the end of the road,” Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying on Tuesday in a meeting with Syria’s parliament speaker in Tehran. He said Tehran had not forgotten its “moral obligations” to the Syrian regime.

  • just a thought

    Israel could have prevented all this by giving control of the Golan to Syria years ago. //mega sarc//

    • Theodros

      May God bless iiraan for supporting Assad and may He give them victory to Assad against Islamic terrorists backed by America and the West and May God keep Christians there safe.

      • Minicapt

        I presume your ‘blessing’ of Iran is the French meaning of the word …


  • Norman_In_New_York

    So now Iran is getting sucked in. The Sunni-Shiite feud makes the Hatfields and McCoys look like opponents in a backyard basketball game.

    • just a thought

      A – “Sorry about all the jostling on the field, old bean. Just a game and all that.”
      B – “Righto, mate. no hard feelings. Pip Pip, Cheerio.”