DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Iran plays a constructive role through backing the Syrians steadfastness in the face of the terrorism war imposed on the Syrians as well in working for finding a peaceful solution in safeguarding for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of the Syrian People, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.
Receiving the visiting Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the accompanying delegation, President Assad and the visiting Iranian side reiterated their backing for the agreement on the cessation of fighting operation, with exception to Daesh , al-Nusra, and other affiliated to terrorist groups.
Both sides viewed that the success of this agreement would be prelude to the restoration of peace and stability to Syria through fighting terrorism and creating appropriate conditions for intra-Syria dialogue as to decide by themselves Syria's future.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian asserted Iran's firm and principled support for Syria in all fields, given their standing strategic bilateral relations and Iran's deep conviction that the terrorism targeting Syria was but the looming danger against all the people of the region.
On January 8, 2017, President Assad received Iran's Supreme National Security Council Chairman, Ali Shamkhani and an accompanying delegation.
Assertion was laid during the meeting on the determination of Syria and Iran to pursue the bolstering of their strategic relations, particularly in light of the ongoing war of terrorism against Syria.
President Assad pointed out that the liberation of Aleppo from terrorists is an important step for victory in war imposed on Syria, asserting that the coming phase will not be easy given the fact that the West, its tools and proxy are persistent in backing the takfiri terrorist organizations.
President Assad asserted that Syria, given the help of its friends especially Iran and Russia, is to spare no efforts for providing the appropriate background as to find a solutions enabling the Syrians to decide the future of their country with no foreign interference.
Mr. Shamkhani congratulated President Assad and the Syrian People over the liberation of Aleppo, asserting that Iran will spare no efforts as to boost the Syrians' steadfastness, hence defeating terrorism and its backers is not only decisive for Syria but for all the people of the region who desire the restoration of peace and security drawing their future.
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim