World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran has a responsibility to support Syria, the head of the intelligence unit of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was quoted as saying on Saturday.
An Iranian lawmaker said a legislative committee would visit Syria to strengthen bilateral relations and consult Syrian officials, the state news agency IRNA reported.
"We all have a responsibility to support Syria and not allow the line of resistance to be broken," Fars news agency quoted Hossein Taeb, the intelligence unit head, as saying.
Iran has supported Assad, considering his government part of an anti-imperialist and Israel front that also includes Lebanon's Hezbollah.
A parliamentary committee from Iran will visit Syria for two days soon to strengthen bilateral relations and consult the speaker of parliament and other officials, IRNA quoted Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, as saying.
Boroujerdi said the Non-Aligned Movement summit, bringing together 120 developing nations and starting on Sunday in Tehran, offered a good chance to discuss the Syrian crisis.
"This summit is a very good opportunity for member states of this movement to take a decision on the issue in this country...so that the crisis would be solved soon."Last Mod: 25 Ağustos 2012, 15:39