Rouhani: Aleppo Victory, Ceasefire Major Steps towards Peace in Syria
Iranian President Sheikh Hassan Rouhani hailed on Wednesday the liberation of Syria’s strategic northwestern city of Aleppo and the victory achieved by the Syrian army and allied forces in defeating terrorism in the province as a major step towards peace and stability in the country.
Receiving the Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Rouhani said had the Takfiri terrorists and their supporters won in Aleppo, “a dangerous path would have opened up for the region and an uncertain future befallen it.”
“Aleppo victory showed the world that “the Syrian people are capable of defending their homeland in the face of terrorists, and that the terror groups and their sponsors will never be able to achieve their goals,” the Iranian President told his guest.
“The Iranian government, people, and Leader [Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei] have always stood by the Syrian people and will always do so,” the Iranian president stressed.
Khamis, for his part, said the Aleppo victory owes to the perseverance and resistance of the Syrian people and army as well as Iran’s unstinting support.
He asserted that the Syrians were intent upon returning security to their country.