Hassan Firuzabadi military adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asserted that the presence of Iranian troops and military advisers in Syria and Iraq, as well as Tehran’s support for the Houthi militias in Yemen and Hezbollah in Lebanon, are in line with the objectives of the “Iranian revolution 1979.” In response to a question directed to the Fares News Agency, close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard for a reason behind the Tehran’s support for militias in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain, the top military adviser said: “We do not interfere and do not seek to expand our territories. However, what is clear is that our regime is an Islamic revolution regime and its logo is to export the Iranian revolution, which initiated by Khomeini since 1979. Firuzabadi added: “Since the first day of the victory of the revolution, Imam Khomeini said that we would defend the Muslims and the oppressed in the world and this is the specificity of the revolutionary, religious and human thinking. The Iranian official stressed again his country’s support for militias in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and Lebanon is not considered an interference as defined by the principles of the “Iranian revolution 1979” in Iran.
The Iranian military involvement in Syria has doubled since the second year of the Syrian revolution, which prevented the fall of the Assad regime according to the opinion of many military analysts, it promoted Hezbollah’s extensive meddling in Syria, then by financial incentives has begun to send Afghani and Iraqi militias’ mercenaries there.
The Adviser to Khamenei furthermore stated in an unprecedented statement during a lengthy interview published by the Fares News Agency on Saturday that Iran also in the past few years, sent military advisers to the Gaza Strip and had trained “the Palestinian forces.”
Translated Material: alarabiya net