By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
The humanitarian crisis in Aleppo and the massacre of innocent people continues as we speak. The media is reporting ongoing lethal airstrikes and painful scenes of innocent men, women and children dying and being severely injured, along with hospitals and residential areas left leveled. Continuous bombings of defenseless civilians have raised an international outrage and condemnations.
“The unprecedented savagery we are witnessing these days, especially in Aleppo, reveals the desperation of the Iranian regime and its allies in their faceoff against the Syrian revolution and the Free Syrian Army. Tehran has also failed miserably in its attempts to save the Assad regime. As the past five years have shown, the war-machine led by the mullahs’ regime and its allies against the will of the Syrian people and opposition will render no result other than a dismal defeat,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran.
During the past few days fifteen Revolutionary Guards and terrorist Quds Force members have been killed in Syria, according to Iranian state media reports. Eight of these individuals were buried on Monday, May 2nd, in the city of Qom, central Iran. The large number of casualties suffered by the Quds Force and Iranian army in Syria sheds light on the scope of the Iranian regime’s interference on the ground in Syria with the objective of safeguarding the Assad dictatorship.
“The unprecedented savagery we are witnessing these days, especially in Aleppo, reveals the desperation of the Iranian regime and its allies in their faceoff against the Syrian revolution and the Free Syrian Army. Tehran has also failed miserably in its attempts to save the Assad regime."
The impasse in reaching a ceasefire will only result in further violence, death and destruction, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, adding such measures also weakens efforts to find a negotiable solution for this vicious war.
In a meeting with the Turkmenistan President, Saudi King Salman expressed hope that international efforts will find a solution for the Syria crisis. King Salman went on to call on the Iranian regime to refrain from meddling in regional country’s affairs and halt its support of militia groups and armed paramilitary proxies.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair warned the failure of a ceasefire will mean continuing murders and killings. Bashar Assad must be forced to abide by the will of the international community and the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254. If Assad refuses to give in to such demands, he will be through force, he added.
As efforts continue to bring an end to the massacre of innocent people and establish a ceasefire on the ground, Aleppo locals have told The Daily Telegraph they have no faith in the negotiations. We have been dying for the past six years while they have been sitting in their conference rooms, they say.
In the meantime, 42 combat groups of the Free Syrian Army signed a joint statement announcing their readiness to confront Assad’s vicious attacks, and calling for a decisive response to this regime’s crimes in airstrikes and carpet bombing attacks against Aleppo.