TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, hailed recent victories of the Resistance Front in the Middle East and said the enemies are currently in their weakest possible position.
Speaking at a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, Velayati offered his congratulations over the recent victories of the Syrian forces against foreign-backed terrorists east of the Arab country.
“The Syrian people have resisted (against terrorists) for about seven years and the resistance has been fruitful in terms of restoring security and political stability to Syria,” he said.
He further emphasized that the fates of Resistance Front countries are now tied together, adding that today, the enemies of the front are in their weakest possible position compared to the past.
Assad, for his part, underlined the importance of closer relations between Tehran and Damascus and expressed his gratitude to the Islamic Republic for its support for the Arab country.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.
Tehran insists that the Syrian nation is the only side that has the right to shape the future of its own country, rejecting foreign intervention with the use of force.