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17:17 | 2012-11-10


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Lebanese Ulema: Assad Will Defeat Turkey, Persian Gulf Puppet Regimes

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Ulema Society in a statement lauded Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's positions in his recent interview with Russia Today, and said that he will definitely gain victory over the puppet regimes of Turkey and Arab Persian Gulf littoral states.

In a rare interview with the satellite television channel Russia Today, President Assad categorically dismissed the allegations by the West that he will leave Syria.

"What Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said (in his interview) that he has been born in Syria and will live and die in that country has a clear message and shows the firmness of his stance," the statement said.

The Lebanese Ulema said that President Assad will defeat the puppet regimes of certain Arab countries, Turkey and their allies who obey the US for the sake of Israel and implement its plots for dominating the Middle-East.

"I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country. I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria," the Syrian president told Russia Today earlier this week.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, since some protest rallies turned into armed clashes in Syria last year.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.