Iran after establishing full stability, security in Syria: President

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA – Establishment of complete stability and permanent peace in Syria is an important goal Iran follows to achieve in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting held in Tehran with the visiting Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem.

Iran’s foreign policy seeks to bring normalcy and full security conditions to Syria and help the Syrian people return to a normal life, the president said.

After the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Tehran and Damascus started close and brotherly relations which will continue with more speed in line with mutual interests, he said.

Hailing the victories and successes achieved by the Syrian people and government in the fight and resistance against terrorism, the Iranian president said such victory over a big plot hatched by the US and certain states is undoubtedly a great success for both Syria and the entire region.

Pointing to problems on the way to win a complete victory in Syria, President Rouhani said it is necessary to have stronger cooperation and coordination in this way as the two sides follow to reach common goals.

The president further stressed the importance of strengthening long-term bilateral relations.

To achieve such an end, the two countries should take steps towards serving national interests, he added.

Referring to the recent visit to Syria by Iran’s first Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, the president said the visit was important and produced desirable outcomes.

For his part, the Syrian foreign minister appreciated Iran’s all-out support for the Syrian people in their fight against terrorism.

The Syrian people and government admire Iran’s principled stance on supporting territorial integrity of Syria and helping the country combat terrorism and foreign occupation, al-Moallem said.

Damascus relies on Iran’s support, he stressed.

He further said Iran’s success in aborting the US conspiracies is, undoubtedly, a great achievement for the whole region, including Syria.

Describing Jahangiri’s trip to Syria as fruitful, al-Moallem said the Syrian government was planning to shortly follow up implementation of the agreements reached by the two sides.

Syrian foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to hold talks with top Iranian officials on various bilateral and regional issues, including the upcoming Sochi meeting on the Syria peace to be attended by Tehran, Moscow and Ankara in the Russian city on the Black Sea coast.

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