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Support for Syrian govt., support for peace

11 June 2016 12:51



Meeting with Russian Def. Min. Sergey Shoygu, Iran’s Ali Shamkhani reiterated that the support for Syrian nation and administration is for the cause of stability in the Arab country.

“I feel obliged to extend my gratitude for all the support Russian President Vladimir Putin, by his wise policies and gallant measures, has provided so far in Syria, for the cause of all-out fight with terrorism,” said Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, who acts as the high coordinating official of Iran, Syria, and Russia joint political, military, and security measures.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council made the remark in his Thursday meeting with Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu, who is visiting Tehran to sit the trilateral meeting of defense ministers of Iran, Russia, and Syria.

Shoygu met with Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan and his Syrian counterpart, Fahd Jasim al-Furayj, on Thursday.

“The intention of the US and its western allies in Syria is to create a margin of security for the Zionist regime, and benefit from propaganda of war on terror in their internal political fights to win the public opinion in elections,” said Shamkhani, highlighting the complexities of political, security, and military issues in Syrian crisis.

Shamkhani reiterated that nobody except Syrians has the legitimate right to decide the governing regime and the rulers for Syria, after he condemned the verbal and military intervention of some countries [Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and Turkey] in the domestic affairs of Syria which entails infringing the legitimate rights of the Syrians.

“The international community should be grateful and supportive of the costly measures of Iran, Russia, and Syria in warring terrorism in the region and should limit and punish those states which are supporting, blatantly and secretly, Takfiri terrorists,” contented the Iranian General underlining that the effective cooperation of the three countries of Iran, Syria, and Russia, has been the main source of destruction for the network of terrorists in the Middle East.

During the meeting, General of the Army Shoygu, voiced his gratitude for the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Iran in forming the trilateral meeting of the defense ministers and called for the international participation in the war on terror.

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