Iran’s Jalili condemns Damascus bomb attack

Iran’s Jalili condemns Damascus bomb attack
Wed May 1, 2013 09:46:25

Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad Al-Laham has arrived in Tehran on to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments with Iranian officials.

The speaker and Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili on Tuesday discussed the crisis raging in Syria since March 2011 and mutual ties.

In the meeting, Jalili condemned a bomb attack aimed at assassinating Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Al-Halqi in Damascus on Monday.

He said that the assassination attempt showed that the terrorist groups are in a state of despair in the face of the resistance of the Syrian people and government against foreign-backed militants in the country.

He also criticized the sanctions and terror attacks against Syria, saying ‘these show that the enemies’ claims of supporting Syria people are just lies”.

Al-Halqi, for his part, praised Iran’s support for the Syrian nation and government.

“Today global terrorism is active against Syria and double standard approach of the West on terrorism in the country is yet another proof of the hollowness of their claims about human rights,” he said. Earlier, the Syrian speaker, heading a high-ranking parliamentary delegation, was welcomed on arrival at Tehran’s Mehrabad International


Airport by Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Tuesday.

During his four-day stay in Tehran, Al-Laham is slated to meet senior Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

The Syrian parliament speaker will discuss bilateral relations, expansion of parliamentary ties and the crisis in his country during his visit.