TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign ministry spokesperson has rejected claims that Iran would come to a sort of understanding with western sides for dividing Syria into spheres of influence.

Mr. Bahram Ghasemi who was speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to saving Syrian territorial integrity, denouncing speculations of a general accord, albeit clandestine, to disintegrate Syria.

Ghasemi also said the situation in Mosul would soon produce a second success for the front against terrorism, just as in Aleppo, the battle against Takfirists produced results; “we invest much hope in Iraqi Army and the resolve it displays in fighting the hard-hit ISIL now in the verge of collapse in Mosul in a close fight for the city’s neighborhoods; we believe Iraqi government will succeed in ultimate defeat of ISIL,” he told reporters.

On possible correspondence with Saudi Arabian officials to facilitate Iranian hajj pilgrims’ travel to the country, Ghasemi said no official letter had been received from Saudi officials, and the status quo remains the same; highly tense relations.

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