A report in Iran over the weekend said that Israel was recruiting refugees from Syria for various missions. The report claims that Israeli agents were combing refugee camps in Turkey near the Syrian border and offering residents cash and incentives for their assistance on unnamed projects. The report claims that the Israeli agents are posing as humanitarian workers.
Iranian officials said Sunday that they were working hard to resolve the crisis in Syria. In a statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that “"Iran is ready to play an appropriate role in bringing stability and security to Syria" to prevent the crisis "quickly spreading to the whole region.” The statement criticized “certain regional countries (who) believe that by arming the rebels, they can solve the Syrian crisis. Instead of fuelling conflicts and pushing Syria towards a civil war, these countries should use their influence to create a climate of dialogue between the government and the opposition."