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Syria, Iran Discuss Means of Confronting US Unilateral Coercive Measures

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem and Special Assistant of the Speaker of Iran’s Shura Council for Political Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian have discussed developments in the region and means of confronting the challenges facing the two countries mainly the siege and the economic terrorism represented by the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by the US and its allies on the peoples of the two countries to serve Israel's interests.

During their meeting in Damascus on Monday, al-Moallem and Abdollahian talked about the strategic relations between the two countries and about high level consultation and coordination.

Al-Moallem expressed Syria's appreciation over Iran's support for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity and for the steadfastness of the Syrian people. He thanked the Iranian leadership and people for supporting Syria's war on terrorism, stressing that the victories achieved in Syria are victories for Syria and its allies.  

 On his part, Abdollahian affirmed the deep-rooted relations between Syria and Iran which are in the same trench against challenges and conspiracies targeting them, reiterating that these challenges will increase the Syrian and Iranian people's determination to defend their rights and confront hegemony schemes targeting the entire region.

He congratulated the Syrian people on the political and military victories achieved under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, noting that Syria's steadfastness is an example to follow.

In the same context, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad held a meeting with Abdollahian. He thanked the Iranian leadership's efforts to support Syria in its fight against terrorism, affirming Syria's support for Iran in the face of the west's arrogance demonstrated recently by the British act of piracy represented in the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar.

Abdollahian, on his part, affirmed Iran's support for the Syrian leadership and people to eliminate terrorism and restore security and stability in the entire Syrian territory.

Iran will Spare no Effort to Support Syria Politically and Economically: Abdollahian

Earlier, Speaker of the People's Assembly Hammoudah Sabbagh and Abdollahian discussed during a meeting on Monday in Damascus means of enhancing parliamentary relations to serve the interests of the peoples of Syria and Iran.

Sabbagh, who thanked the Iranian leadership and government over their firm support for the Syrian people, affirmed continuous coordination between the parliamentarians of the two countries to unify their stances at international forums as to confront the conspiracies hatched against Syria and Iran. He voiced Syria's full solidarity with Iran in the face of the continuous US threats.

Sabbagh pointed out that the role of the parliamentarians is growing within the framework of the parliamentary diplomacy which opens more horizons in front of official diplomacy.

"Many countries haven't adopted clear stances on the current events in the region, but a number of these countries' parliamentarians have announced their clear independent  stances in support of people's causes, he made it clear.

On his part Abdollahian, stressed the role of parliamentarians' in speeding up the reactivation of trade exchange and economic relations between Syria and Iran. He hailed the efforts being exerted by the Syrian People's Assembly to approve laws and legislations that contribute to the development of Syria's future.

The Iranian official reiterated that his country will spare no effort as to support Syria at the political and economic level and in the same strength it has been supporting Syria's war on terrorism over the past years.

Speaking to journalists following the meeting, Abdollahhian highly appreciated Syria's brave stances and its efforts to fight terrorism, pointing out that Syrian today is entering a new era and that the issue of the terrorists in Idleb will be decisively solved. 

He stressed the need to activate tourism in general, particularly religious tourism between the two countries. He also stressed the importance of exchanging visits between the businessmen of the two countries as to develop the economic side and confront the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria and Iran.

Hamda Mustafa