Iran warns against “change in Syria’s government”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi warned against “dire consequences of change in Syria’s government,” the English language satellite Press TV reported on Sunday.

Syria has highly-sensitive neighbors and therefore (any) change in Syria will not bring good influence to anyone and can create serious regional crisis which could spread beyond the region, said the foreign minister.

Salehi urged governments in the region, especially Syria, to be responsive to the legitimate demands of their nations, and warned them against the interference of foreign countries in the internal affairs, according to the report.

“We believe developments in the regional countries stem from dissatisfaction and unhappiness among the people,” he added.

Salehi said Saturday Washington’s demand for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “insolent” and against international conventions.

Earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama urged Bashar al- Assad to step down.

“Syria is an independent country. International conventions do not allow (other) countries to adopt an interfering stance towards another country,” Salehi was quoted by Press TV as saying.

“The U.S. still considers itself the world’s police,” Salehi said.

Syria has been in unrest since mid-March when anti-government protests broke out in the southern province of Daraa and spread to other cities.

The Syrian authorities blamed the unrest on “armed groups and foreign conspiracy,” and stressed that it would track down gunmen who have intimidated the people and damaged public and private properties.

xinhua

  • 5thDrawer

    Oh DEAR !! Are we being ‘sensitive’? And damn those Americans again.
      Imagine one cannot use the American dollars across the border any more. Tsk! Where is the nearest exchange office from Liban lbs to Syrian dollars?? (Where IS my wheelbarrow?….)
      BUT Nice to see “We believe developments in the regional countries stem from dissatisfaction and unhappiness among the people”. Wonder if he noticed his own people in 2009 … hmmm.  We can assume ‘status quo’ is the mantra, and it’s ok with him if “dissatisfaction and unhappiness among the people” goes on and on for another millenia . No need to change it – just recognize it – beat a few heads on occasion – play ‘talking-head’ videos on state TV occasionally – it’ll be better than anyone can imagine, and we won’t need to be ‘sensitive’ at all.

  • Anonymous

    Oh DEAR !! Are we being ‘sensitive’? And damn those Americans again.
      Imagine one cannot use the American dollars across the border any more. Tsk! Where is the nearest exchange office from Liban lbs to Syrian dollars?? (Where IS my wheelbarrow?….)
      BUT Nice to see “We believe developments in the regional countries stem from dissatisfaction and unhappiness among the people”. Wonder if he noticed his own people in 2009 … hmmm.  We can assume ‘status quo’ is the mantra, and it’s ok with him if “dissatisfaction and unhappiness among the people” goes on and on for another millenia . No need to change it – just recognize it – beat a few heads on occasion – play ‘talking-head’ videos on state TV occasionally – it’ll be better than anyone can imagine, and we won’t need to be ‘sensitive’ at all.

  • Patience2

    With all due respect, I poop on the ayatolla-you-so’s beard.

    • 5thDrawer

      :-)  Careful with that respect … he might like to watch … ;-) 
      (OH .. I’m in a mood .. oops ..)

  • Anonymous

    With all due respect, I poop on the ayatolla-you-so’s beard.

    • Anonymous

      :-)  Careful with that respect … he might like to watch … ;-) 
      (OH .. I’m in a mood .. oops ..)

  • antar2011

    but i thought he said time for Assaad to listen to his poeple and do some reform…

  • Anonymous

    but i thought he said time for Assaad to listen to his poeple and do some reform…