Syria's Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister has said the reason behind the terrorist war, which has been waged on the country for 10 years, was because of foiling a lot of western projects in the region that had cost their planners billions of dollars.

Iran PressMiddle East: “Syria has gained a great victory, but the war is not over yet,” Bashar al-Jaafari told al-Mayadeen TV in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.

He added that the decision of the Syrian leadership, the Syrian Army, and people is to end the Turkish occupation of parts in the north and northwestern side, to end the US occupation of parts in the north and south-eastern side, and to work for regaining the Syrian Golan from the Israeli occupation.

Al-Jaafari went on to say that Syria considers the Palestinian cause as its central cause, adding that Syria reaffirms its principled stance in support of the Palestinian people.