Larijani said in a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi on Monday that Iran believed the internal affairs of Syria should be resolved in a peaceful manner and through dialogue.
The Iranian Majlis speaker added that democracy cannot be established through armed conflict.
“The Syrian army has well defended the ideals of the nation against terrorists, and every free and anti-imperialist nation hails such resistance and defense,” Larijani stated.
Unrest has gripped Syria for over two years and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have lost their lives in the foreign-sponsored militancy.
Halqi, for his part, said the Syrian people and army have with all their might resisted all the plots and inhuman actions of the terrorist groups for more than two years and have achieved many successes.
The Syrian official added that foreign-backed Takfiris seek to destroy Syria’s economic infrastructure.
Halqi said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still committed to bringing about a political and peaceful resolution of the unrest and holding dialog with opposition groups.
Halqi arrived in Tehran on August 3 to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rohani.