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Iran honored to spearhead anti-terror fight: First VP

Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri says the Islamic Republic 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.

Jahangiri 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 on Monday.

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, Daesh terrorists would establish a government in the region and would turn into a big and insolvable problem for global security."

Back in August 2018, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami hailed the steadfastness of the Syrian people and government forces in their battle against terrorism, expressing confidence that they will achieve a final victory in this path.

"Not only regional people, but people around the world are indebted to the fight carried out against terrorists in Syria," Hatami said in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

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.

Heading a 40-member delegation, the Iranian vice president arrived in the Syrian capital on Monday on a two-day visit to hold talks with senior officials of the Arab country.

Iran is a key ally of Syria. Tehran has been providing military advisory assistance to Damascus in its anti-terror fight.

Jahangiri said in June that the Islamic Republic would stand by Syria in the reconstruction projects of the war-stricken country.

"As the Iranian government and nation stood by the Syrian government and people in the fight against terrorist groups, they will also stand by the Syrian people now that major parts of Syria are under the control of the country's government," Jahangiri said in a meeting with Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil in Tehran on June 19, 2018.

Syria will continue to resist against terrorists: Khamis

Khamis, for his part, hailed Iran's support for his country in recent years and said the achievements made by Syria in the war against terrorists were the triumphs of the two countries, the resistance front as well as all countries in the Middle East.

The Syrian prime minister added that the Arab country's government and people would stand up to foreign plots and are optimistic about their future in the light of cooperation with friendly countries.

He noted that the current visit by the high-ranking Iranian delegation to Damascus would provide an opportunity for the expansion of relations in all fields and called on friendly countries to help Syria with its reconstruction plans.

In January 2018, President Assad reiterated his country's resolve to continue battling terrorism with the help of Iran and Russia, amid efforts for the peaceful settlement of the crisis in the Arab country.

Source: Press TV


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