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Zarif confers with Syrian president

Damascus, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his entourage conferred with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on issues of mutual interest along with regional developments.

In the meeting on Monday, both sides underlined that mounting pressures exerted by some western countries on Syria and Iran leave no impacts on the principles and values of both nations.

They cannot separate Iran and Syria to target regional security and stability, they said in the meeting.

Employment of worn-out policies and exertion of pressure over Damascus and Tehran indicates the failure of their conspiracies as both Iran and Syria will withstand against them, he said.

They also examined the latest regional developments ahead of upcoming trilateral meeting between, Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Before the meeting, Zarif met Syrian foreign minister and Syrian prime minister.

Zarif arrived in Damascus on Monday for a one-day tour to Damascus.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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