SNC: Iran’s Entrenchment in Eastern Syria Threat to ‘Social Fabric’


The opposition National Coalition warned that Iranian penetration in the eastern region of Syria has become a threat to the Syrian social fabric, as Iran exploits poverty and difficult living conditions to capitalize on a vulnerable population taking advantage of their situation to recruit and indoctrinate them.

Abdul Basit Abdul Latif, coordinator of the Al-Jazeera and Euphrates Committee in the coalition, mentions that Tehran makes use of promoting and creating sectarian division and attempts to create a Persian and Shia statelet within Syria, in the traditionally Arab and Sunni eastern region.

He said:

“Iran commits heinous crimes against the population of the country … in order to establish its feet and ensure a permanent presence of its militias.”

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