Bashar al-Assad: "Rumours have no effect on strong, solid Iran-Syria relations"
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad has emphasised that relations between Tehran and Damascus are solid as a rock, and various rumours and malicious gossip will have no bearing on the solid Tehran-Damascus relations whose foundations were laid during the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran.
The meeting tackled the victories being achieved by the Syrian Arab Army in the war on terrorism.
Minister Hatemi stressed that the steadfastness of the Syrian people and leadership and their victory over terrorism will go down in the history of Syria and the region as an example to follow not only for the peoples of the region but for the entire world.
He expressed confidence in Syria’s ability to continue along this path till achieving complete victory and defeating terrorism, SANA reported.
The minister reiterated his country’s stand in support of Syria’s unity and independence away from any outside interference, pointing out that Tehran will continue to act on these principles, regardless of the threats and pressures exerted by some countries supporting terrorism.
For his part, President al-Assad affirmed the importance of this visit and the depth of Syrian-Iranian relations, stressing the importance of developing the process of joint coordination and outlining long-term cooperation plans that enhance the steadfastness of the people of Iran and Syria in the face of everything they are subjected to.
The President noted that the US approach and tools in the region, especially with regard to approaching the Iranian nuclear file , slapping sanctions on Russia and attempts to prolong the war in Syria by supporting terrorist organizations and pursuing a policy of escalating threats with every operation launched by the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces against terrorism, affirms the correctness of the policies pursued by the anti-terrorism axis and the importance of enhancing its strengths in the face of the subversive and destabilizing American approach in the world.
Iran's minister of defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said upon his has arrival in the Syrian capital, Damascus that teh Iranian adviser rstay in Syria as long as the two sides want to .
Upon his arrival in Damascus International Airport, he was highly welcomed by a number of senior Syrian military officials, military attaché of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria Brigadier General Alinejad and Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria Javad Torkabadi.