S400 deployment in Syria ‘critical in regional balance’

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (MNA) – A Principlist Parliamentarian has said deployment of Russian S400 missile system has improved conditions for Assad and precipitated a US retreat.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission told Mehr News on Monday that recent months had seen improved situation for Assad, with the government strengthening position in the center as legitimate regime in Damascus; “the deployment also introduced an imperceptible yet practical retreat by the US in general, hitting the balance for the interests of Syria and resistance at large,” he added.

“Now, insistence by the US that a ceasefire rule in Aleppo is a clear indication that Syrian government forces have succeeded in the city in tightening the siege on terrorists, bringing a failure of US-led coalition and their policies on the ground,” said the NSFPC head. “The ceasefire is seen largely as tactics and measures to extend the deadline which is rapidly approaching with the clock ticking for the ultimate defeat of the terrorism; Turkish boots in Syrian soil is also a novelty and a definite error of judgement which will precipitate another blunder and will add to their sequence of miscalculated cases in the region.”

Broujerdi believed that Turkey had been in a dire position where she inevitably felt pressed to change policies on Syria and Iraq, since Iraqis had refuted Turkish forces in their northern territories, trying to bring the case to the UN. He then sideswiped on Rouhani’s government foreign policy; “seeking improved ties in Southeast Asia was a necessity for Rouhani’s cabinet, and I believe the same policy is also true for Latin American and Caribbean regions; it should be more active as well with its neighbors in the Middle East,” he told Mehr News.

“For a while, the government found opportunities to better address the region once it addressed nuclear issue by hammering out of a deal with world powers. However, it faced a complex situation with Saudis seeking to counterbalance Iran’s influence in almost all grounds in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, and fierce fight by Saudi proxies against everything Iranian,” Boroujerdi emphasized, “however, in the long run, Saudis policies will have far-reaching consequences for itself and the world of Islam.”

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