Iran-Iraq-Syria Coop. Could Restore Calm to Region

Iran-Iraq-Syria Coop. Could Restore Calm to RegionIran-Iraq-Syria Coop. Could Restore Calm to Region

The chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said enhanced cooperation among Iran, Iraq and Syria can help restore peace and stability to the region.  

"Such cooperation also helps defeat terrorists in the region," Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting with Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar in Tehran on Wednesday, ICANA reported.  

Underlining the importance of exchanging parliamentary and political delegations with Damascus, Boroujerdi said Iran, as a friend in need, stands by Syria under any conditions.

He said the parliamentary commission supports expansion of mutual collaboration with Syria in all areas. In addition, the parliamentarian said, "Despite the provision of financial assistance and arms by the US (to armed groups fighting the Syrian government), the complicated plot devised against Syria has failed to break the resistance of the Syrian government and nation in over four years."

Hailing the resistance of the Syrian people against intruders, Boroujerdi said Iran helps Muslim nations in their struggle due to its "religious and revolutionary responsibility."

The Syrian official thanked Iran for backing Syria, saying the Islamic Republic's assistance has played a significant role in his country's gains against militants.    

"Today, it is no secret that the coalition of the US, the Zionist regime and their regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are helping terrorist groups by providing them with financial resources and arms in an effort to undermine the resistance axis in Syria," Shaar noted.

He also called for increased parliamentary consultations with Iran with a view to overcoming the current challenges facing the region, foiling plots by sponsors of terrorism and preventing them from achieving their objectives.  

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli had announced at a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart on Tuesday that a trilateral security meeting was scheduled to be held in Bagdad between Iran, Syria and Iraq in the near future.  

Advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati has said relations between the three countries will undergo "significant overhaul" after the meeting.