Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi stressed that Iran’s achievement regarding its nuclear file has bolstered the position of the axis of resistance and obliged imperialist great powers to back off and desist from implementing the policy of dictates, threats and wars.
Al-Halqi was speaking during a session of official talks between Syrian and Iranian officials in Tehran on Saturday, chaired by him and Iranian Vice-President Issac Jahangiri, in the frame work of a visit by a Syrian government delegation to discuss boosting bilateral relations.
At the beginning of talks, al-Halqi conveyed President Bashar al-Assad’s congratulations to the leadership and people of Iran over the strategic and great achievements they are making at all levels.
He hailed the achievement which Iran has made on the diplomatic level in terms of settling its nuclear file as “historic”, saying this achievement has resulted in new features being drawn in the international arena that would consolidate compliance by the legitimacy of the international law and curtailing the hegemony of the countries with imperialistic record on the resources of the peoples’ of the world, including in the Arab region.
“The diplomatic victory achieved by Iran will reflect positively on solving the crisis in Syria through everybody getting to believe that there can be no solution except through peaceful means and dialogue among the people of the homeland and on the Syrian land ,” said the Premier.
He reaffirmed that the only solution can come through compelling the countries sponsoring terrorism to stop funding and arming the terrorist groups and sending them to Syria to destroy the state’s resources and people.
Premier al-Halqi reiterated that the age of dictations and fait accompli policy is gone forever and that now is the age of victories that are being achieved on the Syrian land at the hands of the Syrian army soldiers in confronting the terrorist groups.
He lauded Iran’s firm and principled stance in support of the Syrian people and leadership in the various, military, economic, media, political, security, cultural and intellectual fields, noting that such bilateral meetings give new momentum to further cement the close cooperation relations between the two countries.
Al-Halqi stressed that Syria is looking forward for further coordination and integration with Iran so as to expand development, industrial, helath, tourism, economic, trade and scientific relations.
He also expressed Syria’s desire that Iranian national companies work side by side their Syrian counterparts in the stage of reconstruction.
Mechanisms to bolster bilateral cooperation were on the table, with focus being laid on means to simplify procedures, overcome obstacles, activate the credit line, secure the basic materials and equipment for electric power and the possibility of Iranian companies resuming work in Syria given the improved security situation in the country.
Discussions also concentrated on the need to speed up implementing the schedule for importing oil derivatives, medical equipment and medicines and basic food supplies to Syria and completing measures to build five mills in Syria as soon as possible.
The Iranian Vice-President, for his part, stressed that the Iranian leadership and people stand in one ditch by Syria’s side and will continue to support it on all levels against the aggressive “axis of evil” targeting it, being at the heart of resistance and “a very important” country in the region and the world.
Jahangiri emphasized Iran’s clear rejection of the “selective democracy” standards and stress on its vision for solving the crisis in Syria that is based on the Syrian people only having the right to self-determination.
Besides Premier al-Halqi, the Syrian delegation included Deputy prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam, the ministers of Electricity, Health, Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Secretary General of the Prime Ministry Tayseer al-Zoubi and Assistant Foreign Minister Hossam-Eddin Alla.
Al-Halqi, Zarif discuss international developments
Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi discussed on Saturday with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif the political developments on the international arena.
The talks during the meeting dealt with the achievements of the Syrian and Iranian diplomacy that ”has adopted a rational and wise policy that led to major victories in the political and diplomatic spheres”, coupled with ”outstanding victories achieved by the Syrian army in the war against global war and international terrorism.”
The talks also touched on Syrian-Iranian cooperation at international forums.
Al-Halqi meets Iranian high ranking officials: Syria’s security inseparable from Iran’s
Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, discussed with Secretary of Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, the cooperation between the two countries and means of boosting it in all domains.
The two sides stressed that the security of Iran is inseparable from Syria’s and that the two countries have a mutual enemy.
Premier al-Halqi expressed gratitude to the Iranian government and people for their support to Syria in the face of the conspiracy, highlighting that the Syrian Arab Army, supported by the Syrian people, is eliminating terrorism and achieving victories.
For his part, Shamkhani stressed that it is Iran’s duty to stand by the Syrian leadership and people as to help stabilize the region, adding “Rest assured that Iran will never let you alone. We will support you until achieving the great victory.”
In the same context, al-Halqi met with Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council Ali Larijani, with al-Halqi congratulating Iran on the achievement made by Iran regarding its nuclear file.
Al- Halqi hailed the Iranian firm stances over Syria, adding that “Despite the fact that the date of Geneva conference has been set, yet some sides insist on an illusionary military achievement”, stressing that the Syrian army will restore security and stability to all of the Syrian land.
He expressed the Syrian government’s keenness on enhancing the economic relations with Iran.
For his part, Larijani stressed that Iran will provide all kinds of support to Syria, expressing happiness over the series of victories achieved by the Syrian army against the terrorist and takfiri groups.
Al-Halqi, Iranian defense minister discuss enhancing military cooperation
Premier al-Halqi also met with Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan means of bolstering cooperation between the two sides in all domains, including the military field.
The meeting also tackled the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army against the armed terrorist groups.
Al-Moallem, Zarif: Success in Geneva depends on stopping funding to terrorists in Syria
Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, and discussed the preparations for the “Geneva 2” conference.
The two sides asserted that success in Geneva depends on stopping funding and supporting terrorists in Syria, adding that there shouldn’t be any preconditions to participating in the conference.
They also agreed on continuing consultations as to pave the way to the Geneva conference.