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Iran to continue support for Syria: Iranian MP

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A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic will continue to support the Syrian nation in the face of the Takfiri crisis gripping the Arab country.

“The Iranian people and government is standing by Syria’s resilient nation and leadership and will [continue] to stand by them during the reconstruction period,” said Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi in a meeting with a number of foreign ambassadors to Tehran.

Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud as well as Palestinian Envoy to Iran Salah Zawawi were among the participants of the Monday meeting.

The Iranian legislator further pointed to Syria’s upcoming presidential election slated for June 3 and said holding the vote will be an “important and valuable victory” for Syrians.

Damascus has insisted that it would hold the presidential poll despite the ongoing militancy that has reportedly killed over 150,000 people and displaced millions of others in the Arab country since March 2011.

Elsewhere in his comments, Boroujerdi underlined the issue of Palestine as the “ideal cause for the Muslim world,” stressing that the Iranian nation is determined to pursue the liberation of Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands.

During the talks, the Syrian envoy outlined the latest developments in the crisis-hit country, stressing that Syria managed to pass through the difficult times and gain victory over “foreign enemies” with the help of friendly countries, particularly Iran.

The Palestinian ambassador to Tehran also expressed gratitude to the Iranian nation and government for supporting the Palestinian cause and standing by the Palestinian nation all through the difficulties.

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