Rouhani: Iran Supports Syria in Battle against Terrorism

Rouhani: Iran Supports Syria in Battle against Terrorism
Tue Jun 2, 2015 14:38:37

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham stressed that Tehran will never leave Damascus alone and will continue its all-out aid and assistance to the nation.

"The Iranian nation and government will remain at the side of the Syrian nation and government until the end of the road," Rouhani said on Tuesday in a meeting with Syria's parliament speaker in Tehran.

President Rouhani added, "Tehran has not forgotten its moral obligations to Syria and will continue to provide help and support on its own terms to the government and nation of Syria."

He also commended the resistance of the Syrian government and people in the face of terrorism over the past four years and expressed confidence that foreign countries could not impose their will on the Arab nation.

"Unfortunately some countries in the region have miscalculated and think they can use terrorist groups to pursue their goals, but sooner or later terrorism will be upon them," Rouhani said.

Al-Laham, for his part, criticized the United Nations for failing to implement the Iranian president’s proposal on the World against Extremism and Violence.

The Syrian army and pro-government forces have been fighting foreign-backed militants since March 2011 when militants started their campaign of terror in the Arab country with the support of Western powers and their regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.

At least 222,000 people have been killed in Syria since the onset of the crisis.

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