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  Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has firmly refuted reported claims that Iran and Hezbollah have provided “military support” to the Syrian government to quell unrest in the Arab country.
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Thursday 23 June 2011 16:55
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Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Muallem.
Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Muallem.
BFnews: Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Muallem categorically denied any Iranian or Hezbollah interference in Syria.

He said: Yes, there is political support to Syria in an effort to overcome the crisis and there is support for the reforms pledged by (Syrian President Bashar) al-Assad.

The recent unconfirmed media reports that the Islamic Republic has helped the Syrian government in its crackdown on armed groups and anti-government protesters appear to be part of a foreign effort to undermine the key state bordering Israel and to sow divisions among Muslim states in the region.

Iran has vehemently denied any involvement in the Syrian crackdown, emphasizing that other countries, in particular the United States and Israel, are in fact the ones that sponsor and support "terrorist" actions in Syria.

The United States has smuggled weapons into Syria via Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in the past weeks to create an internal strife in the Middle Eastern country.

Hezbollah as well has recently denied media reports accusing the Lebanese resistance movement of being involved in recent clashes in Syria, describing them as “rumors aimed at inciting sectarian tensions.”

Hezbollah said in a statement: Lately, some Arab and Israeli media outlets and a number of websites have been circulating unsubstantiated rumors accusing Hezbollah of being involved in military confrontations taking place in some Syrian regions.

The Syrian government has repeatedly blamed foreign infiltrators and extremist groups for killing civilians and security forces, and creating chaos in the Arab country.

President Assad has vowed to bring those behind the killings to justice.

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Source : Press TV