TEHRAN – Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, in a meeting with speaker of Peoples’ Assembly of Syria Hammodah Sabbagh here Wednesday, stressed that the two countries have combated terrorism and takfiri groups on behalf of the whole world.
Sabbagh praised Syrian-Iranian cooperation in fighting terrorism, saying that “having Iranian and Syrian blood mixed in the course of fighting terrorists on the Syrian ground helped to achieve victories over this phenomenon that poses a threat to the entire world.”
Sabbagh reiterated deep-rooted and strong strategic ties between the two countries, emphasizing the importance of deepening these relations in many sectors, particularly economy and trade, and elevating them to the level of distinctive political ties between the two nations.
He called for the unification of Syrian-Iranian collaborative efforts and activation of bilateral cooperation in the interests of the two friendly nations.
Sabbagh criticized the West’s of double standards toward Syria, saying the U.S. deals with issues from a Zionist perspective and standard, in order to serve the interests of the occupation entity in the region.
Rezaei, for his part, emphasized that Syria and Iran have fought terrorism and takfiri organizations on behalf of the whole world, praising Syria’s achievements over terrorism under its leadership, people, and army.
He expressed Iran’s desire to expand cooperation with Syria in a variety of sectors, calling Tehran-Damascus ties as “strong and deep-rooted,” and promising that the two nations will continue to work together on all levels.