Syria asks Iran to enhance the ability of its ground-based antagonists

The Iranian army spokesman, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, said that Syria has asked us to strengthen its defense countermeasures capacity and we are working on that.

In a press statement on Tuesday, Shekarchi said that Tehran is sending military experts and advisors to Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, adding that Iran does not have regular military forces in those countries.

“The economic conditions do not allow us to give everything to our allies for free, and they sometimes buy us some things,” Shekarchi said.

The Shekarchi pointed out that Iran’s role in the countries of the region is advisory and moral, interfering in the affairs of any country, adding: “We do not plan to have a permanent military presence in any of the countries of the region”.

He explained that “the resistance axis countries possess armies and armed forces and we only provide them with military advice, so we transferred our expertise to countries such as Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, where we sent our experts to those countries to provide advisory assistance, because the armies of those countries and their peoples are the ones standing in the face of the enemy”.