Apr 23, 2015, 6:26 PM
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Larijani: Syria, major supporter of Palestinian nation's rights

Tehran, April 23, IRNA -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that Syria is major supporter of the Palestinian nation's rights and is currently paying the cost for its resistance to Israeli occupation.

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad.

Referring to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Israeli-backed terrorist groups in Syria, Larijani underlined that the Iranian Majlis calls for resolving the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Lauding the brave resistance of Syrian government and nation in fight with terrorists, Larijani said the opponents to Syrian nation who failed to bring the Syrians to knees should respect the rights and demands of Syrian people.

Countries which have friendly relations with Syria should help restore stability and tranquility to the country, Larijani said adding that cooperation and exchange of views between the countries would help put an end to the crisis.

He expressed deep concern about deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen and said that all Islamic states must help alleviate sufferings of the Yemeni people.

He said that regional countries should be watchful not to be insinuated by the Zionist regime and global powers.

The Syrian deputy foreign minister, for his part, appreciated the support made by Iranian government and nation to the Syrian people and said the Islamic Republic of Iran has always backed Syria.

He said that Syrian people never forgets spiritual and material supports of Iranian people.

Syrian government and nation only focus on gaining victory against enemies as well as maintaining the country's solidarity and territorial integrity, he said.

Meanwhile, the Syrian deputy foreign minister gave a report on political, security and economic status of Syria and underlined that restoration of peace and security in the country would help stabilize peace and security in the entire region.