Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said on Thursday that Syria has been the target of US, Zionists and terrorists for its all-out support for Lebanon and resistance movement.
Jalili made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Omar Ebrahim Qalavanji in Tehran on Thursday, IRNA reported.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its support for the Syrian government against foreign pressures, Jalili said.
Referring to Syria’s support for Palestinians during 22-day war against the Zionists while most of Arab countries kept mum, he said people in the region would never believe that the US and those countries with no history of free and democratic elections in their history, now want to defend democracy and nations’ rights.
For his part, the Syrian deputy premier 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, he said.
A delegation of 15 Syrian ministers and high-ranking officials arrived in Tehran, in a bid to meet senior Iranian officials on bilateral ties and discuss regional and international issues.
Qalavanji is heading a delegation on a three-day visit to Iran which started on Tuesday.