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In two condolences cables to Khamenei and Rouhani, President Al-Assad: The US criminal act will increase the resistance axis' determination to confront its devastating policies

President Bashar al-Assad sent two cables to the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani offering condolences for the martyrdom of several resistance leaders, foremost of whom is major General Qassem Suleimani.

President al-Assad emphasized that the criminal act perpetrated by the US affirms its policy in supporting terrorism, disseminating chaos and instability in the region and the world.
"We have received with great sadness and sorrow the news of the martyrdom of several resistance leaders, for most of whom was major general Qassem Suleimani, the Commander of al-Quds Brigade who spent his life-time in national work in the service of his country, the resistance axis, the just causes of people and fighting terrorism and its supporters," His excellency said, adding that "On behalf of the Syrian people and myself, I offer heartfelt condolences to you and to the Iranian people praying to God Almighty to have mercy on the deceased and inspire his family and yourself with patience and fortitude.

al-Dandah Appointed Ambassador to Iraq

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Satam Jadan al-Dandah was appointed as Syria's Ambassador to Iraq.

Ambassador al-Dandah was received on Tuesday by President Bashar Al-Assad, who gave his directions to the Ambassador and wished him success in his diplomatic mission.

Syria has strongly opposed the March 2003 US invasion of Iraq, which caused tens of thousands of Iraqi civilian deaths.


M.A. Al-Ibrahim