Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admired the Syrian army and government’s powerful fight against the terrorist groups, and expressed the hope that peace and tranquility would soon be established in the Arab country.
“Those who have received arms aids in Syria are terrorists and not the opposition and this reality has been clarified more to the world in recent months in a way that today, even those who have created and supported them are gradually distancing themselves from the terrorists,” Rouhani said during a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem held on the sidelines of the first International Conference on ‘World against Extremism and Violence (WAVE)’ in Tehran on Tuesday.
“Today, it has grown evident to the region and the world that the Syrian government and army are powerful enough to fight the terrorists and protect the country,” he added.
Noting that the regional and international conditions are tilting towards finding a political, balanced and wise solution to the Syrian crisis, Rouhani said, “We are sure that the Syrian nation is the final winner on this scene.”
Muallem, for his part, appreciated the Iranian government and people for their brotherly supports, and said, “Tehran and Damascus are on the same front and in the same trench.”
Iran and Syria have had regular discussions on cooperation in the war on terrorist groups in the region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Muallem in a meeting in New York in September underlined the need for serious fight against terrorism and extremism irrespective of political considerations.
The Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers discussed the latest regional and international developments as well as bilateral ties during the meeting.
Zarif and Muallem warned against the spread of risks and threats of terrorists’ crimes in the region, and underlined the need for fighting terrorism and extremism.
The two sides laid emphasis on firm confrontation against terrorists free from political outlooks.