Iran's Vice President: Syria Will Emerge from Crisis More Powerful




TEHRAN, (ST)- Syria will overcome the current crisis and emerge victorious and more powerful than before, Iranian Vice President Mohammad Riza Rahimi has stressed.

During his meeting Wednesday with Syria's Oil Minister Sa'eid Hanidi, Rahimi, reiterated Iran's full support for Syria, affirming that Syria will undoubtedly defeat enemies and conspirators.

"The victory of Syria is a victory for all-freedom-loving peoples and a defeat to America and the Zionism," Rahimi added.

Earlier, Hanidi met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi who renewed his country's call for adherence to the political solution of the crisis in Syria.

"Developments in Syria have serious impacts on neighboring countries and the entire region," Salehi warned, regretting the armed terrorist groups' repeated violations of Eid al-Adha truce and stressing that the "opposition's" non-commitment to ceasefire has proved the credibility of the Syrian Government and people's stances.

Salehi also confirmed Iran's readiness to upgrade bilateral cooperation.

Chairman of the Iranian National Security Supreme Council M, Saeed Jalili, underlined during his meeting with Minister Hanidi that the conspiracies being hatched against Syria aim to avenge this country for its resistance stances against the Zionist entity.

"Syria's steadfastness in the face of plots led the imperialist countries to realize that the only way to settle the crisis in Syria is to go back to the negotiation table," Jalili said, stressing Iran's support for Syria's confrontation of the terrorist designs and its rejection of foreign intervention in the Syrian affairs.

Speaker of the Iranian Shoura Council, Ali Larijani, also stressed, during his meeting with the Syrian Oil Minister, that Iran rejects all forms of violence and supports dialogue in Syria, pointing out that the Syrian Government and people pay highly for their resisting stances.

The Oil Minister had an earlier meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Rustom Qasemi, during which they discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relations.

Hanidi highly appreciated the Iranian support for Syria in her confrontation of  imperialist schemes, stressing that Syria has carried out wide political and constitutional reforms.

Hanidi pointed out that the Syrian people had proved great ability to confront enemies' attempts to fragment Syria, stressing the Syrian people rejection of foreign intervention.

Recently, Syria and Iran endorsed several memos of cooperation understanding in water, power and health sectors.

 Hamda Moustaf