Iran’s president offers unwavering support to Syria

Tehran, June 2 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday offered his country’s unwavering support to Syria and vowed to stay with the Arab country in the face of threats.

“The Iranian government and nation will remain with the Syrian government and nation to the end of the road,” Rouhani said in a meeting with visiting Syrian parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.

Since the very beginning, when plots of terrorism and sanctions were hatched against Syria, Iran has not forgotten its moral and human commitments to the country and would maintain its support and help to the Syrian nation and government, he said, according to Xinhua news agency.

“Unfortunately, some regional countries made miscalculations and thought that the terrorist groups would serve as tools at their disposal,” he said, “but sooner or later, the terrorist groups will emerge as the problems for those countries.”

After four years of resistance, the enemies of the Syrian nation have become disappointed with their plan to control Damascus, the Iranian president said. “We are certain that the foreigners will not be able to impose their will on Syria,” he said.

On his part, al-Laham said that some regional countries have perpetrated the plans of the US and the West in Syria and this would eventually be in the interest of Israel.

“The Syrian government and nation will never forget the support of the brotherly and friendly country of Iran,” he added.

Iran has vowed “unlimited” support for Syria in its fight against rebels which aim to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Heading a parliamentary delegation, al-Laham arrived in Tehran on Monday for talks on bilateral cooperation as well as developments in the region.

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