Iran's foreign minister, who is in Damascus, said on Saturday night that Iran-Syria relations are undoubtedly strategic relations.

Iran PressMiddle East:  Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Damascus on Saturday to discuss and exchange views with high Syrian officials and was welcomed by the country's Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Maqdad at the airport.

Upon his arrival at Damascus Airport, the Iranian foreign minister was received by his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad.

During the meeting between the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, they exchanged views on several political issues of common interest.

Iran's top diplomat, who was speaking at a press conference with his Syrian counterpart Faisal al-Mekdad in Damascus, added: "We stand with Syria against terrorism with all our strength."

Emphasizing that Tehran is ready to present any plan for a political solution to the Syrian crisis, Amir-Abdollahian said: "Iran is against any military action in Syria."

Referring to his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he stated that in this meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and developments in the region.

Amir Abdollahian noted that Iran will make every effort to prevent a military war in northern Syria.

He continued by pointing out that any Turkish military operation in northern Syria will cause instability in the region, and he considered any foreign interference in the region to be incorrect and exacerbate the situation in the region. 

Iran's foreign minister said: Syria stands on the front line against the Israeli regime, and we provide our firm support to the resistance to ensure stable security in the region.

He called Tehran-Damascus relations strategic and stated that during his visit to Syria, mutual issues of interest between the two countries, especially long-term cooperation in the economic field, were discussed. 219

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