Syrian Nation’s Resistance Hailed

Syrian Nation’s Resistance Hailed
Syrian Nation’s Resistance Hailed

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said the Syrian nation's resistance against the plots hatched by foreigners deserves praise.

In a meeting with the visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Monday, Larijani said, "Syria has commendably stood against foreign plots, and their continued resistance will lead to victory in the fight against terrorists and their foreign supporters," ICANA reported.

He described Syria as a "friendly" and "brotherly" country and said, "Syria is a key Muslim state in the Middle East region, and it seems necessary and logical to support them against all the plots hatched to upset the stability and calm in the region."

The senior lawmaker went on to say that terrorist groups, such as the so-called Islamic State (IS), see no limits for their crimes, adding, "The only way to purge the region of such groups is through an intense combat against them rather than using propaganda and tactical methods."

The parliament speaker said, "A political and diplomatic approach is the only solution to the crisis in Syria."

Muallem, for his part, briefed Larijani on the latest developments in the war-torn Arab country and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has never stopped its brotherly supports for the Syrian nation when they were under fierce terrorist attacks and helped the people in Syria against terrorists on the basis of its sensible and principled policies."

He referred to the latest military aggression of the Zionist regime against Syria and said, "Foreign terrorists accompanied by the Zionist regime and certain regional and non-regional powers have targeted the historical identity of Syria and are resolved to undermine the stability of the whole region."

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Larijani also held a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Tehran on Monday.

In the meeting with the Iraqi official, Larijani condemned the United States and its allies for not showing "seriousness" in the battle against terrorist groups and said, "The US officials' assertions that it may take years to combat the terrorists in Iraq indicate they have some covert plans for the country," ICANA reported.

Larijani expressed content with the establishment of the new government in Iraq and stressed the need to consolidate unity among all political groups in Iraq.

He said, "More than anything else, it is necessary to promote unity and solidarity among political and ethnic groups in Iraq to weather the current critical situation."

He expressed Tehran's readiness to provide assistance and transfer experience to the new Iraqi administration to help it address challenges.

Jaafari, for his part, praised Iran's contributions over the past years and said Iran, as a key state in the region, has a special place in Iraq's foreign policy. He also said Iraq is seeking Iran's participation in the reconstruction of the Arab country.

The Iraqi foreign minister touched on the latest developments in the country and said, "Consultations and cooperation between the two countries are needed to help find solutions for the security challenges facing Iraq and ensure peace and stability in the region."