Jalili: Iran to help Syria withstand plots
Sun Feb 3, 2013 3:17AM
Iran reaffirms its policy to support Syria in the face of what Tehran calls a foreign plot against the Syrian government. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, who is visiting Damascus, has reassured the Syrian officials that Tehran will continue to help the Arab nation confront the conspiracy.The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council arrives in Damascus for another visit to Syria. Saeed Jalili was welcomed by Syria’s deputy foreign minister, Mufti and Iran’s ambassador to Syria. Upon his arrival, he said Syria is under attack because of its steadfastness and resistance in the face of conspiracies. Mr. Jalili then headed to the office of the Syrian Prime Minister for talks with Wael al-Halaqi. The two sides explroed way of expanding bilateral cooperation in such areas as economy, trade, oil, health agriculture and electricity. Mr. Jalili also met with the Syrian minister of national reconciliation Ali Haidar. They discussed the measures taken for implementing President Assad’s initiative for ending violence in Syri. The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council underlined the importance of making the plan a success. Mr. Jalili’s visit to Syria comes only days after the recent Israeli aggression on the Syrian territory. As to this, Mr. Jalili clarified that the Muslim world will not allow anymore attacks on Syria from the Israeli regime. Iran and Syria signed a military cooperation agreement in 2006. Mr. Jalili reiterated Iran’s strong relations with Syria, saying Tehran will exert all efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. The Iranian official is expected to meet the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the second day of his visit. On the third day of his stay in Syria, Mr. Jalili is going to field questions from journalists at a press conference.