George Sabra: Syrian and Iranian opposition are united against criminal dictators

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reported that a senior negotiator of Syria’s democratic opposition has publicly condemned the crimes carried out by both the Syrian and Iranian regimes against the Syrian people in the besieged city of Aleppo, northern Syria.

On Wednesday, George Sabra of the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) told Iranian opposition satellite television channel Simaye Azadi (INTV) on Wednesday that the Syrian revolution’s forces and the Iranian Resistance “stand united in the face of the dictatorships in Damascus and Tehran”.

Mr. Sabra thanked Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, for voicing her position on the Aleppo crisis and also for “denouncing the criminal dictators Bashar al-Assad and Ali Khamenei”.

He said that he believes the Iranian Resistance is on their side and is honoured that they can take joint measures against the dictators in order to help the people of Syria and to put an end to the crisis that the mullahs’ regime has created. He said: “In fact, the Tehran regime supports Assad’s dictatorship to pursue their goals. Therefore, our battle is a joint battle.”

He called the current happenings in Aleppo a “systematic and ongoing slaughter that is propelled by the Syrian regime and supported by the regimes of Iran and Russia”. He emphasised that it cannot be described as a war or a military confrontation. He said that it is very unfortunate that the “international community merely looks at these ongoing and bloody crimes as a bystander and does not take any action”.

Mr. Sabra continued: “The ongoing slaughter, murder and destruction in Aleppo are against one of the historic and ancient cities of the world which has been established by early civilization. This city does not only belong to Syria; it belongs to all of human culture.”

The people of Aleppo are “resilient and they will not surrender”, he said. “By God’s will and help, the victory is near. Not only will this victory bring wellbeing and comfort to the people of Syria but it will also bring tranquillity to the entire region. It will mean that the people will rule their countries based on their own interests and desires, and they will not be ruled by the mullahs in Tehran or the security forces of Assad in Syria or the sectarian militias in Lebanon or Yemen.”

Finally, he said that these “criminals are feeding on the Iranian nation’s wealth to survive and to serve the regime ruling in Tehran”.