Salehi: Iranian hostages in Syria are ex Revolutionary Guards

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi identified the majority of the Iranians taken hostage by rebels over the weekend in the Syrian capital as retired members of the Revolutionary Guards Corps and employees of government ministries, but denied that they had entered Syria on a military mission.

The weekend kidnapping of the Iranian group sparked a regional diplomatic crisis. Iran has denied Syrian rebel allegations that the 48 men were conducting military surveillance on behalf of Damascus, saying instead they were pilgrims. Tehran has reached out to Sunni Arab countries backing Syrian rebels, including Turkey and Qatar, asking for help negotiating the release of the hostages, who were seized Saturday.

There was no update Wednesday about the fate of the Iranian group. Earlier in the week the rebel brigade that seized them in Damascus had threatened to kill them.

 

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8 responses to “Salehi: Iranian hostages in Syria are ex Revolutionary Guards”

  1. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    What??  Shi’ite religious pilgrims were ACTUALLY revolutionary guard (in disguise, I suppose)??  This can’t be true.  I don’t believe it!

    1. wargame1 Avatar

      They were caught red handed with their IDs and licence to carry Arms. Now Iran is spinning the news by saying that they are already retired. Its easy to create fake back dated retirement papers. Iranian Majoosi regime and Hezbushaitan are helping Assad from the beginning. Iranian Ex President Abol hassan Boni sadr said it long ago. Its is well presumed and without a doubt. Muqtada Al Sadrs Militia were also caught by the Free Syrian Army. 

      Iran is facing a great danger in this process. They still have a good image among the ill informed sunnis and due to the war propaganda against Iran by Israel and USA plus the Iranian empty slogan of “Great Satan” and burning American flag every friday. Israel USA and Iran have been attacking each other by mouth for the last 30 years but it didnt come true yet!! 

      Syrian situation will further deteriorate against Assad where Iran will have no choice but to send frequent pilgrims but no one will buy that propaganda any more. Iran being a small minority on the Muslim world is playing the game wisely but I dont think they can keep this game of deception for long. The anti Israeli/US slogan are becoming cheap and used very often by Syrian regime and Iran thus loosing credibility. People are questioning that if you are so anti US and Israel then why do you collaborate with them in Iraq , Afghanistan and in Libya and getting Shia puppet in these countries!!! and why do you help Bashar in killing the sunnis? Are they Zionist?

    2. wargame1 Avatar

      They were caught red handed with their IDs and licence to carry Arms. Now Iran is spinning the news by saying that they are already retired. Its easy to create fake back dated retirement papers. Iranian Majoosi regime and Hezbushaitan are helping Assad from the beginning. Iranian Ex President Abol hassan Boni sadr said it long ago. Its is well presumed and without a doubt. Muqtada Al Sadrs Militia were also caught by the Free Syrian Army. 

      Iran is facing a great danger in this process. They still have a good image among the ill informed sunnis and due to the war propaganda against Iran by Israel and USA plus the Iranian empty slogan of “Great Satan” and burning American flag every friday. Israel USA and Iran have been attacking each other by mouth for the last 30 years but it didnt come true yet!! 

      Syrian situation will further deteriorate against Assad where Iran will have no choice but to send frequent pilgrims but no one will buy that propaganda any more. Iran being a small minority on the Muslim world is playing the game wisely but I dont think they can keep this game of deception for long. The anti Israeli/US slogan are becoming cheap and used very often by Syrian regime and Iran thus loosing credibility. People are questioning that if you are so anti US and Israel then why do you collaborate with them in Iraq , Afghanistan and in Libya and getting Shia puppet in these countries!!! and why do you help Bashar in killing the sunnis? Are they Zionist?

  2. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    What??  Shi’ite religious pilgrims were ACTUALLY revolutionary guard (in disguise, I suppose)??  This can’t be true.  I don’t believe it!

    1. wargame1 Avatar

      They were caught red handed with their IDs and licence to carry Arms. Now Iran is spinning the news by saying that they are already retired. Its easy to create fake back dated retirement papers. Iranian Majoosi regime and Hezbushaitan are helping Assad from the beginning. Iranian Ex President Abol hassan Boni sadr said it long ago. Its is well presumed and without a doubt. Muqtada Al Sadrs Militia were also caught by the Free Syrian Army. 

      Iran is facing a great danger in this process. They still have a good image among the ill informed sunnis and due to the war propaganda against Iran by Israel and USA plus the Iranian empty slogan of “Great Satan” and burning American flag every friday. Israel USA and Iran have been attacking each other by mouth for the last 30 years but it didnt come true yet!! 

      Syrian situation will further deteriorate against Assad where Iran will have no choice but to send frequent pilgrims but no one will buy that propaganda any more. Iran being a small minority on the Muslim world is playing the game wisely but I dont think they can keep this game of deception for long. The anti Israeli/US slogan are becoming cheap and used very often by Syrian regime and Iran thus loosing credibility. People are questioning that if you are so anti US and Israel then why do you collaborate with them in Iran , Afghanistan and in Libya and getting Shia puppet in these countries!!! and why do you help Bashar in killing the sunnis? Are they Zionist? 

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Do Ideologues EVER retire ??

  4. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Do Ideologues EVER retire ??

  5. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Do Ideologues EVER retire ??

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