Iran, Syria not to stop counter-terrorism ties: Government Spox
Tehran (IP) - Iran's Government Spokesman said Iran and Syria have always had special close ties that are strengthened more than ever to fight terrorism.
Iran Press/ Iran news: Responding to Iran Press correspondent's question on the importance of the recently signed Iran-Syria military cooperation agreement, Ali Rabiei on Tuesday asserted Iran-Syria ties have been strengthened to counter-terrorism, highlighting Syria's cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rabiei further explained that the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Major Gen. Mohammad Bagheri held talks with Syrian officials on economic issues, and the contribution and presence of Iranian Armed Forces' companies to reconstruct Syria as well as using Iran's technical and specialized capacities.
"The main part of the trip was about signing security and military cooperation agreement, he said.
Noting that Fight against terrorism has encouraged Iran-Syria to have military cooperation, Rabiei said the agreement is focused on military, technical, security, and educational aspects.
We believe that the war on terrorism is not over yet", stressed Rabie.
"Without accelerating the military enforcement of the Resistance Front against Terrorists and, of course, together with accelerating national reconciliation in Syria, the consolidation of political gains will be less likely and terrorists will be able to return." Government Spokesman said
Ali Rabiei noted that Iran has also declared readiness to strengthen Syrian air defense via Iranian-made equipment
The Comprehensive Agreement on Military Cooperation between Iran and Syria was signed in Damascus recently by Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major Gen. Mohammad Bagheri and the Deputy Commander of the Syrian Armed Forces and the Syrian Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub