President Assad Underlines Syria's Continued Support for Iran against US Threats
Mon Jul 15, 2019
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting with Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that his country will stand beside Tehran against the US threats and pressures.
"Syria will support Tehran against the US threats and illegal acts against the Iranian nation," Assad said during the meeting in Damascus on Monday.
During the meeting, bilateral ties between Iran and Syria, anti-terrorism war in Syria and developments in the region came under discussion.
Amir Abdollahian, for his part, informed Assad about the latest developments with regard to the Iran nuclear deal and the Iranian officials' measures to confront the US hostile policies.
Amir Abdollahian had also earlier held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem at around midday today.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the strategic relations between the two countries with emphasis on the importance of working on developing them and preserving the continued high-level coordination and consultations between the two brotherly countries.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the region and means to overcome the challenges facing the two countries, on top the siege and the coercive economic measures imposed by the US and its allies on the two nations.
Al-Moallem expressed Syria’s appreciation of the Iranian stances in support of Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and the steadfastness of its people.
He thanked the brotherly people of Iran and the Iranian leadership for the continued support for Syria in the face of the terrorist war waged against it which threatens the security and stability in the region and the world, affirming that the victories achieved in Syria are victories for Syria and its allies.
Amir Abdollahian, for his part, asserted that the Syrian-Iranian relations are deep-rooted and that the two countries are in the same trench, adding that the challenges and conspiracies targeting the two countries will only make the two brotherly peoples more determined to defend their rights in the face of the hegemony attempts which target the region as a whole.
Fars News Agency