President al-Assad to Boroujerdi: Escalation of war by terrorists will not undermine the Syrians’ steadfastness

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday received Chairman of the Iranian Shura Council’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security Alaeddin Boroujerdi and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the fraternal relations between Syria and Iran and the mutual commitment of both countries’ leaderships to continue bolstering cooperation and coordination on all levels and in all fields.

They also discussed the regional developments and the continuing support provided by some states and regional forces for terrorists whom they use as a pawn to pursue these states’ interests at the expense of the region’s people and to undermine stability and spread chaos.

Boroujerdi stressed that the determination and steadfastness of the Syrian people and the strength of their army and leadership are capable of defeating terrorism and its supporters, asserting that Iran is committed to continuing its support and will spare no effort to help Syrians until victory is achieved.

He affirmed that no force in the world can affect the unique relationship between the Syrians and the Iranians and their commitment to realizing their mutual interests and restoring stability in the region.

For his part, President al-Assad thanked the Iranian government and people for their support to Syria in the face of terrorism, asserting that the escalation of the war against Syrians by terrorists and their supporters and the use of lies and propaganda to achieve what they couldn’t achieve on the ground has failed and will always fail to undermine the Syrians’ steadfastness and determination to eliminate terrorism with the help of friendly states like Iran.

The President congratulated Iran for the achievements that have been made regarding the Iranian nuclear issue, saying that the Syrian people, like all other peoples who are committed to their sovereignty and independent decision-making, view these achievements as a victory for all those who believe in their just rights and causes.

The meeting was attended by Director of the National Security Bureau Gen. Ali Mamlouk and Iranian Ambassador in Damascus Mohammad Reza Raouf Sheibani.

On February 26th, President al-Assad discussed with Boroujerdi bilateral relations between the two countries, with Boroujerdi affirming his country’s support to Syria against terrorism.

Hazem Sabbagh

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