Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says that the Arab League has made a few mistakes for supporting the Syrian opposition by arming them by what the AL calls “self-defense” against the Syrian Regime’s attempts to control the rebellion. The Iranian Foreign Minister says that this can cost the League greatly in the long run. He states that the Syrian issue must be resolved logically, legally and according to international law.
Experts say that obviously, the arming of rebels in Syria would definitely increase the number of victims and casualties in the two-year civil war that had taken approximately 70,000 Syrian lives.
Iran’s fury and criticism draws upon having Syria’s National Coalition force, the official name of Syria’s opposition bloc, took the seat for Syria during the Arab League annual summit in Qatar, Doha. The league had allowed the Syrian National Coalition force to arm itself and the AL will provide all the means to “self-defense”, including weapons, to all opposition forces.
Recently, the regimes activities spread violence across Damascus as its enigmatic leader, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife appeared to enjoy their own civil lives. National television portrayed the country as having no trouble at all and that life continues “as-is”. International political thinktanks and Syrian political experts say that this is a sign that the Regime is slowly cracking.