“In the years passed, the Americans were practically on the side of the ISIS and supported terrorism to fulfil their goals, but the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah and the resistance axis seriously fought against terrorism. Of course, Russia also contributed to the fight against terrorism in Syria.”
“US President Donald Trump explicitly lied in a declaration about the US strategy for 2018 claiming that they have eliminated ISIS,” added the Iranian diplomat.
He also noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies have fought against terrorism in Syria and Iraq, and the world should be grateful to Iran and the resistance movement.
Earlier in the day, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared that Iran has been invited to help Syria defeat terrorists, and thus its presence in the Arab country is a legitimate one.
“The Russians were invited by the Syrian government, their existence in Syria is a legitimate existence, and the same holds true for the Iranians,” Assad said in an interview with Britain’s Mail on Sunday.
“While for the United States, the UK, it is illegal, it is an invasion; they are breaching the sovereignty of Syria – a sovereign country. So, their existence is not legal at all, it is an illegitimate existence,” he added.