Aug 21, 2015, 9:57 PM
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Iranian ambassador urges vigilance against Zionist plots

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA -- Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Reza Sheibani said that all countries of the Middle East should do their best and join hands to confront the enemies' plots.

'The resistance is the only way to confront the plots hatched by the Zionists,' Sheibani said on Friday.

The Iranian envoy, meantime, pointed to the supports for the Syrian government against the Takfiri terrorist groups, and said, 'Anyone who defends Syria means he is defending Palestine and anyone who goes to war against it is as if it is fighting Palestine.'

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri called on Iraqi officials and political groups to take firm stance against the US Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno's remarks for the disintegration of Iraq.

Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Nouri al-Maliki in Tehran and after General Odierno, who used to serve as the top US commander in Iraq, said last Wednesday that partitioning Iraq 'is something that could happen and it might be the only solution'.

'All the Iraqi officials and political groups should adopt serious stances against these statements,' the Iranian first vice-president said in reaction to the statements made by Odierno and other western officials on partitioning Iraq.

He pointed to the Baghdad government's ongoing war against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, and said, 'Safeguarding Iraq's territorial integrity and national unity is of paramount importance that should receive due attention too.'