Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji underlined Tehran’s continued support for the Syrian government and nation.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to continue backing the Syrian government against foreign pressures, Jalili stated here in Tehran on Thursday.
Jalili, who is also Iran’s top negotiator, noted that Syria has been targeted by the West due to its government and nation’s support for the oppressed Palestinian nation.
The Syrian official, for his part, briefed Jalili on the latest developments in Syria and thanked the Iranian government and nation for supporting his country.
Pressures and sanctions exerted by the West mainly affect the vulnerable classes of society rather than the Syrian government, Ghalawanji stated.
Syria has for long been a frontline of resistance against the Zionist regime of Israel. The Arab Muslim state is seen as a refuge for many anti-Israeli leaders and figures in addition to tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled their country due to Israel’s continued onslaught and massacre of the civilians.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.