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Iranian Officials Hail Late Syrian FM’s Efforts against Terrorism, Zionism

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf appreciated the late Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem's great efforts to counter the threats of Takfiri terrorism and the Zionist regime of Israel.

Qalibaf offered condolences to his Syrian counterpart Hammoudeh Sabbagh over the death of the country’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.


Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf

“During his life, Walid Muallem made great efforts to strengthen peace and stability in the region and to support the resistance of the Syrian people against Takfiri terrorism and the threats of the Zionist regime,” he wrote in a message.

Meanwhile, Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also hailed the role of Muallem in combat against Takfiri terrorists.


Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

“His role in combating Takfiri terrorism and countering the threats of the Zionist regime, and helping with establishing stability and peace in Syria and ensuring security in the region is admirable,” Amir-Abdollahian wrote in his message.

Moreover, Iran’s former Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described as “unforgettable” the key and effective role of the late Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in the fight against Takfiri terrorism.


Iran’s former Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani

In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif extended condolences to the Syrian government over the death of his counterpart Walid Muallem.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has passed away at the age of 79, the SANA news agency reported on Monday.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates mourns the death of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid Muallem,” the statement read.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Muallem worked at the Syrian Foreign Ministry since 1964. He served in Syrian diplomatic missions in Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, was the ambassador to Romania and the US. He has led the Syrian Foreign Ministry since 2006.

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