Iran is following a supportive policy towards President Bashar Al-Assad, chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in an interview on Iranian State IRINN TV. He made the remarks during his visit to Syria.
Syria is the frontline of resistance against Israel, he said, adding that President Bashar Al-Assad and his father ex-president Hafiz Al-Assad have been resisting against Israel.
He went on to note that, "Due to boosting the crisis, the U.S. is playing a new game over Syria. We planned to visit Syria to announce our support, both to Syria and the international community."
It should be recalled that the Iranian parliamentary delegation headed by Boroujerdi met Syrian President on Sunday. It arrived in the country on Saturday as part of efforts by Tehran to support the Syrian government amid threats of a military strike against Damascus by the US and some of its allies.
"As representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we once again inform Syrian officials and the international community of our opposition to any attack and war on Syria," Boroujerdi told reporters after a meeting with the Syrian Parliamentary Speaker, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, in Damascus on Saturday.
Iran is a close ally of the Syrian government and shows its support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad at any opportunity.
Some Western and regional countries supported intervention to Syria, after another escalation of situation in the country. On August 21, media outlets reported the large scale use of chemical weapons near Damascus by the Syrian Government Troops.
According to the preliminary data, over 600 people were victims of the attack.
The National Coalition of Syrian Opposition claims that the number of victims could reach 1300. After the incident, the parties in the conflict repeatedly declared their innocence accusing their opponents.
Earlier the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon will be a 'red line' for the Bashar Assad regime.