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Syria at forefront of resistance against Israel: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani (R) at a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in Tehran, June 1, 2015

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria in fighting terrorism, also saying Damascus is at the forefront of resistance against the Israeli regime.

Larijani made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday.

The top Iranian parliamentarian also lauded the resistance of the Syrian nation against terrorism, saying that Syrian people have managed, to a great extent, to foil the plots hatched by the “adventurous” terrorists through steadfastness.

Syria has been beset by a deadly crisis since March 2011. The ongoing militancy has reportedly claimed the lives of over 222,000 people. Many western countries and their regional allies specially Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are among supporters of the militants fighting the Syrian government. 

The picture dated May 24, 2015 shows people inspecting the rubble of collapsed buildings in al-Sukari neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. © AFP


Larijani further criticized certain countries in the world and the region for supporting terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

He warned against the spread of terrorism and called on the regional countries to uproot the scourge.

The Iranian speaker further expressed hope that “the Syrian nation will emerge victorious” in the battle against terrorists.

al-Laham, for his part, praised the Islamic Republic’s backing for the Syrian nation and government in the face of militancy in the country.

Heading a parliamentary delegation, al-Laham arrived in Tehran on Monday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.


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