TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (Press Shia) – Head of Iran’s Strategic Research Center said the Americans’ plot to partition the Middle East aimed at guaranteeing Israel’s security will never be realized.

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution on international affairs, made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, in Tehran on Monday afternoon, adding “Syria is currently at war with Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia which seek a common devious plot for the whole region.”

“The plot is not only limited to Iraq and Syria,” Velayati added, “rather these countries are targeting the whole Middle East with Syria at the arrowhead of Resistance; therefore, it is the duty of all of us to support Syria.”

The Iranian senior official told Mekdad that the victories of Syrian forces against terrorists have been ‘impressive’ to the country’s friends and ‘shocking’ to its enemies.

“We are certain that the Americans will fail in executing their scheme in the region,” he said. “Especially now that Mosul is on the verge of liberation by Iraqi forces.”

He went on to add, “Americans seek to transfer terrorists from Mosul to Syria, but they will not succeed in their attempts, because if they go to Syria they will face high-spirited Syrian forces, and if they stay in Iraq, they will have to face the People Mobilization Forces of Iraq.” 

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