Iranian Parliament Speaker: Syrian Situation on the Ground Improved

Wed Nov 4, 2015 18:43:30

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hosted Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad to discuss the latest regional developments.

“It seems that the situation on the ground in Syria is better than before,” Larijani said in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Wednesday.

“According to predictions, God willing, the situation will get even better,” the Iranian parliamentarian said.

Mekdad, for his part, expressed Syrians’ gratitude for the support the Arab country has received from the Iranian people and government.

"He further pointed to the Syrian Army’s advances against terrorist groups, saying that President Bashar al-Assad believes Syria’s alliance with Iran and Hezbollah will help the Arab country emerge victorious."

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including the ISIL, currently controlling parts of country.

According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.

In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.

Earlier on June 2, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the resistance of the Syrian government and people against foreign-backed terrorist groups in the Arab country, saying that Tehran is determined to side with Damascus to the end of the crisis; Tasnim News reported.


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