Iran Regime to Establish Weapons Factories and Expand Presence of IRGC in Syria
According to reports received from the mullahs’ regime, Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the head of the Iranian regime’s Armed Forces, has made an urgent trip to Syria on October 17, 2017. Some details are as follows:
1. The planning for the trip, during which Bagheri met with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, and the Minister of Defense and the head of Armed Forces of the Assad regime, was done only a few days in advance and was carried out in an unusual and special manner.
2. On this trip, under the order of Khamenei and under his direct supervision, a formal military agreement with the government of Bashar al-Assad was signed for the continuation and expansion of the presence of the IRGC in Syria and the creation of a legal and international justification for this presence.
3. The other agreement that was made during the trip was the establishment of new weapons factories and the reconstruction of some of Bashar al-Assad's weapons factories by the IRGC inside Syria. In addition, on behalf of the mullahs’ regime Bagheri promised to expedite the delivery of the weapons needed by the Assad army.
4. Another agreement signed between Bagheri and the Syrian regime has been planning to return the military costs spent by the Iranian regime in the Syrian war.
Bagheri, whose main name is Mohammad Hossein Afshordi, was appointed to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of regime in July 2016 by Khamenei. He was a member of the so-called Student Followers of Imam’s Line, who occupied the US embassy in Tehran and held diplomats hostage. In 1980, he became a member of the IRGC and participated in the killing of the Kurdish people from the very beginning.
From 1983 he was appointed to the head of the IRGC's ground force operations intelligence, and after the end of the Iran-Iraq war he was assigned to the head of IRGC operations intelligence. One of his criminal actions in this post was to design a terrorist operation against Iranian Kurdish opposition groups inside Iraqi soil in 1996. In 2008, Bagheri received his rank as Major General from Khamenei. Prior to his appointment to the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, he served as its deputy.
The regime's intervention in Syria is being intensified at a time that the Third Committee of the United Nations adopted a resolution on November 16, 2017 calling for the withdrawal of "the Quds Force, the Revolutionary Guards and the militias like Hezbollah from Syria".
As the Iranian Resistance has repeatedly stated, the only way to achieve peace and tranquility in the region and end the Syrian crisis is to evict the mullahs’ regime from the region, and to expel the IRGC and militant mercenaries from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and to prevent the transfer of force and weapons by the mullahs regime to these countries.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 20, 2017