The Syrian Coalition affirmed it stands by the Iranian people’s right to regain freedom and dignity as it expressed support for the nationwide popular uprising taking place in Iran.
In a press release issued on Monday, the Coalition: “The Syrian Coalition affirms it stands by the peoples’ right to freedom, dignity, and to live under good governance and a system of rule that is based on justice, freedom and equality and in which officials are held to account in front of credible institutions representing the will of the people.”
The Coalition emphasized that “the crimes and brutal crackdown being practiced by the Iranian regime against the peaceful protesters will not solve any of the problems the country is facing.”
“Though repressive policies may succeed in silencing the people for some time, they will fail to address the roots of the problems, nor will they eliminate the causes of the deep popular anger which will continue to flare up as long as corruption, tyranny and racism dominate political and economic institutions. This has been repeatedly the case in Iran, including the Green Revolution of 2009, the protests of 2011, and the Mahabad uprising in 2015,” the Coalition added.
The Coalition went on to say that the “the Iranian regime adopts policies that are aimed at exporting its internal crises by fueling conflicts and igniting wars, including its provision of direct support for Assad’s war against the aspirations of the Syrian people. It has also been complicit in the bloodshed in Syria by sending sectarian militias to Syria, the provision of military support for the Assad regime, and by its persistent pursuit of plans to change the demographic landscape in Syria through ethnic and sectarian cleansing and the spreading of extremist ideology in other countries such as Iraq and Yemen.”
The Coalition also said that it “stands in solidarity with the Iranian people’s peaceful struggle to get rid of the decades-long oppression, tyranny and corruption.”
The Coalition concluded its statement by calling on the Iranian regime to stop squandering the country’s resources and wealth to fuel conflicts and wars as well as to recruit militias and death squads.
“The Iranian regime must stop pursuing these policies if Iran wants to play a positive role that is based on showing respect for the will of peoples and mutual interests.”
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 02.01.2018)