Syria, Iran Vow to Continue Fighting Terrorism, Seeking Progress in Political Process

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad and Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hussein Jaberi Ansari on Monday discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region. Focus was put on the Syrian-Iranian relations as a key factor for stability in the region and for facing the policies of the United States and its tools that aim at disseminating chaos in the region and weakening the countries that refuse to surrender to such policies

 Talks also dealt with the stages accomplished in the process of fighting terrorism in Syria and the efforts exerted to achieve progress in the political process, particularly regarding the formation of the constitutional committee scheduled to discuss the current Syrian constitution.

Viewpoints were identical concerning the fact that the US administration and the countries supporting terrorism are placing obstacles to hinder both processes in a bid to achieve through politics what they failed to achieve through years of war. 

Syria and Iran stress their determination to press ahead with fighting terrorism and with pushing the political process forward  despite the American obstacles  in order to end the war on Syria and restore security and stability to all the Syrian territories in a step towards attaining stability in the entire region.

The meeting was attended by Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad, Director of Asia Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates and the Iranian Ambassador in Damascus.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem held a meeting with Jaberi Ansari and discussed with him the strategic ties between Syria and Iran in addition to political developments in Syria and the region, particularly the contacts being made, within the framework of Astana process, on forming the committee in charge of discussing the current Syrian constitution and the work mechanism  of this committee.

Hamda Mustafa

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