Foreign Policy
Sat May 16, 2020 4:56
Official: Iran, Russia, Syria to Continue Strategic Anti-Terrorism Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Aide to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Asqar Khaji underlined continued cooperation among Iran, Russia and Syria in fighting terrorist groups.

“The strategic cooperation among Russia, Syria and Iran in line with the fight against the ominous phenomenon of terrorism and the ongoing consultations of the three countries to settle the crisis in Syria politically will continue,” Khaji said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud on Saturday.

He also reiterated Tehran’s firm support for Syria in combat against terrorism.

Khaji pointed to the continued US unilateral sanctions against the Syrian nation in the conditions of coronavirus outbreak and the crisis in the country, stressing the need for the international community to support the Syrian nation and the country’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity within the framework of the international laws and fight against terrorism.

Mahmoud, for his part, referred to the strategic ties between Tehran and Damascus, and emphasized the importance of continued consultations between the two countries at bilateral and regional levels.

In a relevant development on April 19, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and conferred with his Syrian counterpart Walid Al-Muallem in Damascus with a focus on combat against terrorism.

During the meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed the latest developments in Syria, the political process, the fight against terrorism and regional issues.

During the one-day visit, Zarif also met and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on bilateral relations, regional developments and Syria's political issues in the fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, in his last visit to Syria on April 16, 2019, Zarif lauded the resistance of the people and government of the Arab country against terrorism, highlighting that Syrians saved the whole region from ISIL's expansion in West Asia.

Resistance of government and people of Syria against the threat of terrorism saved the people of this region from a big danger and conspiracy, Zarif said.

The Iranian foreign minister stressed the need for expelling all terrorists from Syria and respecting the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 

 

 

 

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