Putin Congratulates President Al-Assad on Lifting ISIS Siege on Deir Ezzor

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Tuesday congratulated President Bashar Al-Assad on the great victory achieved by the Syrian Arab army and represented in breaking the siege that has been imposed by ISIS terrorist organization on the people of Deir Ezzor for almost three years.

In a cable, Putin highly evaluated this strategic victory and congratulated President Al-Assad with such an important step toward the liberation of Syria from terrorism, vowing  continuous active support for the Syrian Army in its war on terrorism.

President Assad Performed Adha Prayers at Qara in Qalamoun

 DAMASCUS,(ST)- H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad performed at Syedna Bilal Mosque at Qara in Qalamoun, DamascusCountryside, Friday Morning Eid Al-Adha Prayers.

Sheikh Mamoun Al-Qaderi, the Imam of the Mosque, delivered Eid Ceremony, asserting the sublime sacrifices of the hero Syrian Army and its brotherly allies in defending Syria against the foreign-backed terrorists.

Sheikh Al-Qaderi highlighted President Assad's, along with Syrians', Army's, and martyrs,  patience and wisdom in saving Syria to the shore of security and safety.

President Assad's wise and courageous leadership, and Army and Allies achieved the victory and restored the Eid victory to Qalamoun Area, crowned now with the personal presence  of President Assad among his citizens in Qalamoun, outlined Sheikh Mamoun Al-Qaderi.

Sheikh Al-Qaderi cited, in his ceremony to the crowded Mosque Prayers, the sublime meanings of performing Haj Duty, where the Wahabbi Monarchy of Saudia do not permit, for years, the Syrians to perform this duty- given the fact that the headquarters of Haj are there.

H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad performed at Saad Bin Moaz Mosque in Daraya, Damascus Countryside, the prayers of Adha Feast on Monday, 12 September 2016 .

Sheikh Adnan Al-Afioni, delivered the Eid Ceremony in which he asserted that reconstruction of the destroyed by terrorism and Al-Qaeda affiliates should also aim at the reconstruction and rehabilitation of manners and morals.

Sheikh Afioni hailed the steadfastness of President Assad and the Syrian Arab Army in confronting the ongoing foreign-backed terrorism targeting Syria.

''religion is never the cause of the crisis but the ignorance of religion,'' Sheikh Afioni recalled President Assad's frequent assertions and dedication for truth and reality.

Syria and Iran Fight Against Terrorism Pursued

DAMASCUS, (S)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received here today  the visiting Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Jaberi Ansari, who chaired a high level delegation to Syria.

The terrorist scheme failed in Syria and there would be no backwards till the restoration of security and safety to the Syrian territories in its entirety, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

President Assad outlined that the changes in the international stances were in tune with the ongoing  victories made by the Syrian Army and its allies, asserting that most important than the stances of these countries is its associations with deeds as to halt the backing of some countries to the remaining terrorists in Syria.

President Assad underscored the importance of the efforts exerted by Iran and other friendly countries in support for the Syrians steadfastness and fight against terrorism.

Mr. Hussein Jaberi Ansari briefed President Assad on Iran's moves and diplomatic efforts as to support the political track for the crisis in Syria.

Viewpoints were identical regarding the discussed issues and there was accord as continue coordination among Syrian and Iranian officials.

Earlier today, Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Mr. Walid Al-Moalem, discussed the standing bilateral relations between Syria and Iran, means of bolstering them on all levels, and the ongoing preparations for Astana Meeting next September.

On July 20, 2017, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received the visiting Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Jaberi Ansari, who chaired a high level delegation to Syria.

The strategic relations between Syria and Iran, permanent bilateral cooperation and coordination in all fields, and the continued support to the Syrian People have been one of the main reasons for the steadfastness of Syria, outlined President Assad.

Foreign Intervention in Arab Countries Won't Stop

DAMASCUS, (ST)- H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the visits made by delegations from the brotherly country of Tunisia express the vividness of the Tunisian society, noting the importance of such visits for dialogue and for getting knowledge about the real situation on ground in Syria.

President Al-Assad made the remarks during a meeting on Monday with a Tunisian parliamentary delegation led by MP Mbarka Brahimi. The guest delegation represents several Tunisian parties.

President Al-Assad said that Arab countries have the same points of weakness and they are facing the same foreign targeting but under different names.

Difficult Stage of War Surpassed


DAMASCUS, (ST)- Heroism in Syria has become a general condition more than an individual one, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

Receiving Tunisian General Labor Union delegation, chaired by Boali al-Mobarki, the Union Assistant Secretary General, President Assad asserted that the Syrians' willing of life and determination to pursue their daily life though of the crimes perpetrated by terrorist organizations and their backers, not to mention, of course, the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army, are among the causes for overcoming the difficult stage of this war.

President Assad pointed out that the visit of the delegation, as the visits by all popular delegations to Syria, are important as representing the pulse and feelings of the Arab street.

The Arab people have a high level of awareness regarding the ongoing in our region, which would but encourage popular organizations and unions for the more of cooperation and action in the interest of the Arab People, asserting the need for dialogue among popular unions about all issues as to reach to a collective stand of concepts oneness.

Members of the delegation asserted that their current visit to Syria is to convey a message of support to the Syrian People, who have shown a unique case of steadfastness and stood firm behind their Leadership and army in defense of the Arab Nation dignity and not of Syria alone.

The delegation members outlined that the West wants Syria to be up to its dictations, which Syria rejected, and  reiterated that had the scheme against Syria succeeded, confusion and chaos would have spread all over the Arab region; thus the defense of Syria is the defense for all Arabs.

On March 22, 2017, President Bashar Al-Assad told a delegation representing the Popular Front for the Tunisian National Parties that one of the most dangerous aspects of the terrorist war imposed on Syria and the region is the attempt to target the Arab identity and culture and to distort the idea of belongingness to Arabism and the Arab homeland through disseminating extremist thinking.

 President Al-Assad affirmed the role that can be played by Arab political parties and popular organizations in the confrontation of the ongoing cultural war through finding out the causes of deteriorated Arab situation and through adopting a pan Arab national project based on deep party and social dialogue.

On their part, members of the Tunisian delegation reiterated that Syria is being targeted in such a heinous an unprecedented way because it is the last gate of resistance against western and Zionist schemes and because it has been a staunch defender of Arab nationalism.

They voiced solidarity with the Syrian state and people, hailing the exceptional steadfastness of the Syrians in the face of the terrorist war.


Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Syria is the Gate of Arab National Security