Syrian FM: Iran a True Friend

Syrian FM: Iran a True FriendSyrian FM: Iran a True Friend

Iran and Russia are true friends of Syrians and have helped make “great strides” in the war against terrorism, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Saturday.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, the minister said despite foreign financial aid to armed groups, “all Syrians—the people, the army and the government—will not relent in their fight against terrorism,” Russian news agency TASS reported.

“They are determined, more than ever before, to eliminate terrorism wherever it exists in their country and to rebuild a better Syria, because they are well aware that their homeland will cease to exist if the terrorists and their backers emerge victorious,” he said.

“Our belief in victory is even greater now that the Syrian Arab Army is making great strides in its war against terrorism, with the support of the true friends of the Syrian people, notably the Russian Federation, Iran and the Lebanese national resistance.”

Muallem noted that this support has helped strengthen the resilience of Syrians and alleviate their suffering.

“We truly hope that other countries will wake up and realize, before it is too late, the danger that threatens us all,” he said.