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An Open Letter to EU Leaders: Iran Must Withdraw From Syria

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has sent an open letter to the leaders of the EU.
An Open Letter to EU Leaders: Iran Must Withdraw From Syria

The network said in the letter that the deployment of Iranian militias to fight in Syria has "not stopped since the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013."

The letter described the Iranian militias as "sectarian militias" who supported the Syrian regime in "committing crimes against humanity and war crimes."

Therefore, "according to international humanitarian law, the Syrian regime, along with the current Iranian regime, are involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes in Syria," the letter continued.

The letter added that the Iranian regime’s support was not limited to sending militias to Syria, but also incuded public sectarian incitement. Iraqi and Lebanese Shiite militias have been encouraged to go to Syria, to support the Assad regime in multiple ways, and to ignite sectarian conflicts throughout the region.

According to the letter, the Iranian regime has also supported the Syrian regime financially, politically, and economically. All of these factors have motivated the Syrian regime to refuse any political solution, and have encouraged it to engage in more massacres, arrests, destruction, and displacement against its own citizens, the letter concluded.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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