TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour reiterated the country’s unwavering policy on Syria and said the Islamic Republic will continue to side with the Arab nation against terrorist groups.
Speaking at a meeting with Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh in Damascus on Wednesday, Zonnour pointed to close ties between Iran and Syria and said, “Religious, historical, cultural, and social commonalities between the two nations have led to strong and deeply intertwined political, economic and cultural interaction.”
He further highlighted the important role of the two countries’ parliaments in advancing their strategic goals and said mutual parliamentary cooperation has had a major role in cementing the ties.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers supporting the Axis of Resistance as a human duty and will continue to side with Syria in the fight against terrorist groups,” the lawmaker stated.
Sabbagh, for his part, expressed gratitude to Iran for its all-out support for the Syrian people and government and said the sacrifices of the Iranians helping the Syrian army have led to the victories over the enemies.
Since the outbreak of war and foreign militancy in Syria in 2011, Iran has stood by the Syrian government and supported its people against terrorist groups, including Daesh (ISIS or ISIL).
In recent months, the Syrian army has managed to liberate many of the areas occupied by terrorists and has begun the reconstruction process.
Back in January, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri traveled to Syria with a 40-strong political and business delegation, during which the two sides inked 11 agreements.
In December 2018, Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud said his country gives priority to Iran for carrying out projects in the reconstruction process of Syria after years of war.
In September 2017, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York that Iran would assist the Syrian nation in reconstructing their country after the war, in the same way that it contributed to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Arab state amid the crisis.