Damascus (AHT) – With the escalation of fireworks in Syria, the country is again back in the spotlight. The continuous victories of the Syrian Arab Army and the resistance forces in their fight against terrorists and foreign-backed “rebels” could pave the way for the Syrian government to restore most of its lands. The enemies of Syria couldn’t bear this situation and began to play a more active role by entering in direct military confrontation. The US-led coalition and the Zionist regime have actively attacked targets in Syria.
It is safe to say that the war on Syria is no longer a proxy war. On May 2018 during an interview with Kazakhstan Radio and Television Union, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, said: “speaking of a proxy war, this, in principle, denotes a situation when outside players send their ‘clients’ to the battlefield while keeping a low profile. This has nothing to do with us. The legitimate government of Syria, a UN member country, officially and openly invited us to support their counter-terrorism efforts and those aiming to protect their sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
That’s exactly the case with Iran’s involvement in Syria.
War on Syria is not a proxy war between Iran and the Zionist regime
Writing for the Middle East Eye, Dr. Marandi says, “Despite years of western propaganda, media misinformation, and repeated Israeli threats, Iran has never threatened to initiate military conflict with Israel.” The recorded history asserts to the fact that Iran doesn’t seek to wage war against the Zionist entity — either directly or via proxy war.
In fact, Iran sees no benefit in waging a proxy war with the Zionist entity in Syria. If Iran chooses to confront Israel, it will directly take the battle on the ground in Occupied Palestine; as to not risk the lives of others.
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Ahmad Noroozi is a Ph.D. candidate at Tehran University and political commentator.