Last updated: 31 August, 2012

US and Israel responsible for Syria conflict, says Iran

The United States and Israel are responsible for the conflict scorching Syria by “flooding weapons” to rebels there, the supreme leader of Iran — the main ally of Syria’s regime — said on Friday, according to his official website.

“The main and behind-the-scenes operators behind the painful issues in Syria are America and the Zionist regime,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi on the sidelines of a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.

“The main operators in the Syrian issue are those who have been flooding weapons into Syria and financially backing the irresponsible groups,” Khamenei said.