News ID: 114798
Publish Date : 07 May 2023 - 22:33

President Raisi Reiterates Iran’s Support for Syria

TEHRAN -- President Ebrahim Raisi has reiterated Iran’s unrelenting support for Syria and the resistance axis, saying the Arab country would certainly achieve final victory against the enemies.
In an interview with Syria’s official SANA news agency and Syria TV broadcast in Damascus, the president said the Americans occupied some areas in Syria to plunder its resources in an attempt to achieve what they could not through terrorism.
“Syria is not a poor country but a rich one with its people, agriculture, and underground resources; it can witness a huge economic growth,” the president stated.
He said the U.S. and some Western states allied with the occupying regime of Israel were unable to weaken the Syrian military so they resorted to an economic blockade. Raisi said the Syrian people’s resistance would surely thwart the scheme too.
The Iranian president said despite threats and sanctions, Syria is on the right path.
Syria, he said, is at the forefront of resistance against Israeli greed and aggression, adding that restoration of Syrian sovereignty over all its territories would alleviate the concerns of Syria’s neighboring countries.
“There should not be any presence of Turkish troops in any Syrian territory,” Raisi said.
Pointing to relations between Iran and Syria, Raisi said the two countries opened a new chapter in mutual ties after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Tehran and Damascus, he said, have been steadily developing ties, as “the axis of evil”, led by the Zionist entity and the United States, has been plotting against Syria.
Resistance against Israel and support for the Palestinians, Raisi said, have become the hallmark of Iran’s foreign policy. As declared by Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Palestine is the top priority of the Muslim world, the president added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Raisi pointed to rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and said the restoration of relations between the two countries will tip the balance in the region.