“Terrorists were created in this region by the US and unfortunately, some regional states supported them too but you gained victory in this resistance,” Larijani said in a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Hammoudeh Sabbagh in Damascus on Monday.
“We are determined to support you and will continue this support and we do not consider cooperation with you as a tactical issue. Be confident that we will stand beside you in reconstruction affairs too,” he added.
Sabbagh, for his part, expressed regret over the US assassination of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and said, “The stupid terrorists have imagined that they can kill the fire of resistance by martyrdom of these commanders while these measures will backfire on them and will further inspire all nations and lovers of resistance against the US and arrogant powers.”
In relevant remarks last year, Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, who is heading a high-ranking delegation to Syria, hailed the victories of the Arab country in fighting terrorists, and reassured that Tehran will keep supporting Damascus in the reconstruction phase after the war.
Jahangiri said that Iran is honored to be spearheading the anti-terror campaign in the region while felicitating the Syrian government and nation for their achievements in the fight against terrorism.
He made the remarks in a meeting between high-ranking delegations of Iran and Syria, co-chaired by him and Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Damascus.
Iran’s vice president expressed hope that terrorists would be completely eliminated in the Middle East and said, “The international community and the Europeans should know that if it were not for the sacrifices of the Syrian government and people as well as the country’s allies, ISIL terrorists would establish a government in the region and would turn into a big and insolvable problem for global security.”
The Iranian vice president further said that regional and global security is closely intertwined, emphasizing that the promotion of security in the region leads to enhanced international security.
Jahangiri added that Iran would stand by the Syrian government and nation in the reconstruction plans of the war-stricken country, saying, “Syria has entered a new phase and efforts should be made toward the country’s reconstruction.”
He noted that Iran is among the countries in the region and across the world that enjoy high capabilities to build power plants and pledged to help Syria in this regard.