Relations between Syria and Iran Based on Respecting People’s Will to Determine Their Future

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Relations between Syria and Iran are based on principles, morals and on respecting people’s will to determine their future away from foreign interference, President Bashar Al-Assad stressed during his meeting on Monday with Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, Head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, and the accompanying delegation.

President Al-Assad affirmed that this approach has contributed to perpetuating the independence of the two countries, reiterating the need to adopt this relationship as a base for creating a bigger network of relations particularly with the countries which agree with both Syria and Iran in terms of policies.

The meeting focused on the decades old relations between the two countries and on ways to boost these ties in the political and economic fields as to serve the interests of the peoples of both countries.

Key Role of People's Organizations and Unions in Raising Arab Societies' Awareness about Conspiracies Stressed

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that people's organizations and unions play important role in protecting Arab societies and raising their awareness about the dangers and conspiracies facing them, foremost of which are the attempts to undermine the Arab identity and the national belongingness of the Arab peoples in order to weaken their faith in Arab causes and in their ability to defend their legitimate rights.

President Al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with a delegation representing Arab Lawyers' Union led by Nasser Hamoud Al-Kreween, the Union's Secretary General. Talks dealt with the situation in Arab countries and means to find a way out of the crises these countries suffer.

Syrian-Iraqi Coordination in the fight against terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad was handed a message from the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mr. Adel Abdalmehdi, related to standing cooperation and bilateral relations.

The message, handed over by Mr.Faleh al-Fayyad, the Iraqi National Security Advisor, focused at continued coordination in the fight against terrorism and on the standing cooperation on both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq.

President Assad pointed out that the will of the People to preserve the sovereignty of their countries has been stronger than foreign plots and schemes, given the restoration of stability and security to most of the Syrian and Iraqi Cities.

Viewpoints were exchanged during the meeting on regional and international arenas.

Syrian-Iranian Cooperation and Consultations Bolstered

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad highlighted the importance of the efforts exerted by Syria's allied and friendly countries, particularly Iran and Russia, as to stop the interferences of some countries from the West in the political track, and as to establish firmly a political process led by the Syrians away from whatever foreign interference.

President Assad held talks today with the visiting senior Assistant of  Iran's Foreign Minister for political Affairs, Hussein Jabri Ansari, and the accompanying delegation, on the latest developments in Syria and the region.

President Assad highly appreciated the efforts exerted by Iran as regards the formation of the committee for discussing constitution, though of the big hurdles by the states supporting terrorism.

Presidents Assad al-Bashir Held Talks in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad held talks in Damascus today with the visiting President of the Sudan, Omar Hasan al-Bashir, on bilateral relations issues as well as on conditions in the Syria and the region.

Presidents Assad and al-Bashir underscored that the circumstances and crisis of the scores of Arab countries need a new perception for Arab action based on the respect for the sovereignty of the states, and non-interference in their domestic affairs, which, in turn, would guarantee the improvement of intra-Arab relations in the interest of Arab People.