Iran: US is behind all problems in Middle East

Iran: US is behind all problems in Middle East
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri

An Iranian official said the United States is the most important reason behind all the current “problems” in the Middle East, stressing that Washington must accept its strategic mistakes and leave the region.

“The root cause of all the problems in the West Asia region is the US hegemony,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Sunday.

He added that “bloody wars” in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen, the continuation of the Israeli regime’s occupation of Palestine, the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s, the Lebanese and Bahraini conflicts and other events that have killed and wounded thousands of people and left behind destruction are only some consequences of measures taken by the evil US government in the region.

“The US presence in the region is [like] a malignant cancerous tumor and the only way to treat it is to remove this infected tumor and kick the US out of the region,” Jazayeri added.

He urged the US to own up to its strategic mistakes and shoulder responsibility for the thousands of criminal acts it has committed and leave the region to relieve the regional nations of the malevolence of the Great Satan.

Jazayeri made the remarks in reaction to recent claims by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had questioned Iran’s policies in the region, particularly in Syria and Yemen, and said Iran is “firing missiles that people deem to be threatening.” Middle East

Iranian regime and Assad regime are close strategic allies, and Iran has provided significant support for the Syrian Government in the Syrian crisis, including logistical, technical and financial support, as well as training and some combat troops.

Iran has sent thousands of combat troops to Syria, including the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, as well as Shiite militias from Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

Those militias provided support for Assad regime, helped him to achieve victory against rebels in many areas of Syria, and took part in his crimes against the Syrian civilians.