DAMASCUS, (ST)- Scores of the Western and regional countries which fueled terrorism in Syria during past years continue, overtly as well as covertly, to support and provide cover for terrorists though of the exerted efforts as to halt fighting and back political solution in Syria, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.
During his talks with Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, the visiting top adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the accompanying delegation here Saturday, President Assad highly lauded the firm stance of Iran in support of the Syrians' steadfastness, in bolstering of the standing solid relations for more than 3 decades.
Dr. Velayati reiterated Iran's ever stand by Syria, providing all possible support in bolstering of its steadfastness, hence the fierce terrorist war against Syria targets but all of the region people.
Dr. Velayati pointed out that the hero steadfastness of the Syrians and the victories on the ground by the Syrian Army do register a new glorious page in the history of Syria.
The standing strategic relations between Syria and Iran and the importance of continued bilateral cooperation and coordination in all fields, particularly in the field of fighting terrorism were focused at.
Assertion was made that anti-terrorism front, led by Syria, Iran and Russia, is but the main pillar as to eliminate terrorism and extremism and as to restore security, stability to Syria and to the region.
On November 29, 2015, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad highlighted here Sunday the steadfastness of the Syrian People during the last years as well as the important achievements by the Syrian Arab Army, backed by the friends, on top of them stand both Iran and Russia, in the fight against terrorism.
Such achievements against terrorism have provoked some anti-Syria countries, which claim to fight terrorism, as to increase escalation, financing and arming of terrorist gangs, added H.E. President Al-Assad, upon receiving the visiting Iranian Supreme Leader senior Advisor, Ali Akbar Velayati and an accompanying delegation.
H.E. President Al-Assad asserted the determination of Syria and its friends to pursue the fight against terrorism in all of its forms; hence 'we are confident that the elimination of terrorists would but create the first basic measure in establishing stability in the region as well as in the world and would also create the real introduction for the success of any political solution to be decided upon by the Syrians.
Dr. Velayati voiced the appreciation of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the unique steadfastness of the Syrian People and Leadership in the face of the fierce Takfiri terrorist gangs, backed and financed by regional and Western States with the aim of weakening the region countries enflaming futile wars on ethnical and racial backgrounds.
Dr. Velayati reiterated to H.E. President Al-Assad the determination of the Iranian Leadership and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to pursue supporting the Syria Arab Republic, government and people, hence the war by Syrians against terrorism is crucial for the region as well as the world.
The visiting Iranian delegation briefed H.E. President Al-Assad on the efforts exerted by the Islamic Republic of Iran in supporting the choices of the Syrian People and of the sovereignty and integrity of Syria.
On May 19, 2015, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad asserted that The support provided to the Syrian People by the Islamic Republic of Iran is but a fundamental cornerstone in the battle against terrorism.
President Al-Assad, during a meeting with Mr. Ali Akbar Velayati , Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser on international affairs, blasted the support and backing provided by other countries in the region, on top of them stand Saudi Kingdom and Turkey, to the terrorists who have been perpetrating the most heinous crimes against the Syrian citizens.
"The Axis of the Resistance has been well established at the international arena and none whoever can ignore it," added President Al-Assad, citing the recent accomplishment for the Axis of Resistance regarding the Iranian achievement in the nuclear file.
President Al-Assad pointed out that some proxy countries have tried to retaliate against Iran's achievement through the escalation of their support to the terrorists, in Syria, Iraq, or in the Yemen, which do explain the escalation of terrorist acts in the said countries.
Dr. Velayati pointed out that the mini-world war launched against Syria is because of the pivotal role of Syria in the Axis of the Resistance, asserting that the steadfastness of the Syrian People and Leadership has foiled the sinister bids as to break the said Axis, which has become stronger and more steadfast and firm and the big victory against terrorists in Qalamoun proves this.
Dr. Velayati reiterated that Iran, people and Leadership, is determined to continue supporting and standing by Syria with whatever needed in bolstering of the Syrians' resistance in defense of Syria and in the fight against terrorism and the countries backing it.
Viewpoints were identical on the region issues discussed, the importance of the standing bilateral strategic relations, a big pillar in encountering western schemes and illusions of reviving empires by some regional countries, extremist forces, and wahabi terrorism, which launched aggressions on the region people and sought to weaken and dismember the region countries.
Dr. Velayati, in statements to the press following the meeting, described the talks held with President Al-Assad as constructive with the framework of the standing friendship and strategic relations.
"We congratulate President Al-Assad on the accomplishments in Qalamon. The wisdom of President Al-Assad and the steadfastness of the Syrians in fighting the terrorists who have nothing to do with Islam have increased the popularity of President Al-Assad," said Dr. Velyati.
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim