Iran has sent its first major humanitarian aid cargo to Beirut to help the Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
The consignment was handed over to the Lebanese high council of humanitarian aid in Beirut port in a ceremony attended by the Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Qazandar Roknabadi.
The cargo is the first 10,000 packs of a total 30,000 aid packs sent by Iran to the Syrian refugees, and include canned food, tents, and other basic commodities.
Addressing the ceremony, Roknabadi voiced Iran’s firm support for the Syrian nation and government in their efforts to restore security and stability and work out a political solution to the crisis in their country.
Terrorists have tried hard in the last few months to make Syrian cities unsafe, specially for citizens, but the army has purged them from most neighborhoods and districts, killed hundreds of them and arrested many more.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.