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US Hypocritically Accuses Iran of Sending Pro-Regime Militias to Syria

•, by John Glaser
 The United States on Tuesday arrogantly accused Iran of surreptitiously meddling in Syria by setting up a pro-regime militia, forgetting to mention that the US and its allies face the very same accusations and are aiding rebel militias to oust the Assad regime.
“It is obvious that Iran has been playing a larger role in Syria in many ways,” US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at a joint press conference with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, AFP reports.

Panetta claimed the US has evidence that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are ”trying to develop, trying to train a militia within Syria to be able to fight on behalf of the regime.”

“We are seeing a growing presence by Iran and that is of deep concern to us,” Panetta added. If true, the accusation amounts to Iran is sending military aid to Syria, it’s longtime ally. This, of course, is in response to the proxy war funded and weaponized by the US and its allies with the aim of overthrowing the Assad regime. Yet, it’s Iran’s interventionism that is “of deep concern,” not America’s.

Panetta also claimed Iran is worsening an already violent situation in Syria. “We do not think that Iran ought to play that role at this moment in time, that’s dangerous…It’s adding to the killing that’s going on in Syria.”

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