Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Thursday that Iran has been the main supporter of the Arab country in its almost six-year-long battle against terrorism.
Iran has been the main supporter of the Syrian government and nation in the fight against terrorism in the past six years, President Assad said in a meeting with Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Damascus on Thursday.
Referring to recent victories of the Syrian army against Takfiri [extremist] terrorists in the country, he said the recent recapture of the northwestern city of Aleppo from terrorists is a victory not just for Syria, but also for Iran, Tasnim reported.
Abdollahian, for his part, congratulated Assad on the liberation of Aleppo and discussed the latest developments in the region with the Syrian president.
He said the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria is rooted in the strategic relations between the two nations, Press TV reported.
He further empathized that Tehran believes terrorism in Syria poses an imminent threat to the entire region.