Iran's foreign minister condemns Syria blasts
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi here Friday condemned a series of blasts on Thursday in Damascus and Der'a targeting Syrian citizens and UN peacekeeping forces there.
The official made the remarks in a message conveyed to his Syrian counterpart.
'Resorting to such violent acts and targeting the innocent people of Syria is indicative of the terrorist groups' approach in opposing the will of the majority of Syrians who with their high turnout in the elections emphasized their support for government's reform pace,' he noted.
Salehi also extended sympathy to the Syrian nation and government over the Thursday blasts that killed and wounded civilians in that country.
Iran First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast had also expressed their condolences to the Syrian counterparts over the terrorist blasts that killed innocent people in that country.
It should be noted that since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.
Bahrain however, has experienced the deadliest clashes. Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but the US and Zionist regime plots could spark some new unrest in certain parts of the country.
In Islamic eschatology, Imam Mahdi is the prophesied redeemer of Islam and world oppressed who will rid the world of wrongdoing, injustice and tyranny.