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War with Western media empire to continue unabated: IRIB World Service CEO

Bouthaina Shaaban (C), political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, holds talks with Ahmad Norouzi (center-L), head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) World Service, in Damascus, on February 7, 2022. (Photo by SANA news agency)

The war with the Western media empire will go on unabated and at full throttle, says the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) World Service, noting that Iranian media outlets are targeted by Western powers for their increasing influence in the world.

Ahmad Norouzi made the remarks during a meeting with Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus.

“Syria has a special place in the Iranian media, and Tehran is confident that Syria will win the war,” Norouzi said, referring to the Western-sponsored war on Syria, which began in 2011.

“The media is part of national security and a key section of the government. The war with the Western media empire will continue unabated.”

Norouzi added, “The West’s fight against our media demonstrates its powerful influence in Western social circles. Joint plans must be used to develop the media.”

Shaaban, for her part, underlined the importance of the Syrian-Iranian media partnership, according to Syria’s official SANA news agency.

She also noted that the media aspect is essential in the war between the resistance axis and the East on the one hand, and the Western countries on the other hand, because the media has a complementary role to politics and economy.

Media coordination is no less important than coordination in other domains, Assad’s aide said, stressing the need for enhanced efforts to exchange views between Tehran and Damascus in order to defend national rights.

She further said Iran is facing a multi-faceted war in the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the 2015 deal, but it will emerge victorious in the negotiations.

Iran began providing Syria with advisory military assistance after numerous countries, at the head of them the US and its Western and regional allies, started funding and arming terrorists with the aim of overthrowing Assad’s government.

Despite initially losing considerable expanses of territory to Daesh and other terror outfits, the Arab country, however, rallied with the help of Iran and Russia, and reversed the balance in favor of itself on the battleground.

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