Iran to stand by the Syrian people, gov’t until final victory over terrorism, return of refugees, reconstruction of Syria
The President described the Iran-Syria relations strategic, friendly and brotherhood throughout history and said, "In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the Syrian people in the front of the right and the truth and fighting terrorism, and we will stand by the Syrian people and government in the fight against terrorism, the return of refugees and the reconstruction of the country until the final victory".
Speaking on Tuesday while receiving the letter of credence of the new Syrian Ambassador to Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani expressed his condolences on the demise of the late Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and appreciated his efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries, saying, "In the framework of diplomatic efforts, especially the Astana talks, Iran will continue its efforts to fully establish stability and peace in Syria".
At the same meeting, the new Ambassador of Syria to Tehran Mr Shafiq Dayoub presented his credentials to the President, and said, "The Syrian government and people want to preserve all the valuable achievements that have been achieved in the past 4 decades in strategic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran".
Appreciating the support of the Iranian people and government to the Syrian people in difficult times, the new Syrian ambassador added, "Syria is still fighting terrorism and occupation in all its dimensions and forms. Syria, along with friends like Iran, has made great achievements in the fight against terrorism, but we still have a long way to go".
He also thanked the diplomatic activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the establishment of full peace and stability in Syria, the return of refugees and the results of the efforts of the Constitutional Committee, and said, "Syria is committed to security and stability in the region, and will stand against any plan and conspiracy that targets the security and stability of the region".
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran