Iran, at the best of the legitimate government of Syria, will continue its advisory presence in Syria until all terrorist groups in the Arab country are rooted out, Shamkhani said on Monday addressing a conference in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan.
Referring to the recent developments in the region and the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist group and its allies’ successive failures, he said Iran, in cooperation with the region’s sovereign states, will tap new political and security potentials to counter any terror-related threats and open a new chapter in regional cooperation.
In recent years, the Middle East region has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh, which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist groups, which claim to be Islamic but whose actions are anything but, have been committing heinous crimes not only against non-Muslims but mostly against Muslims in the region. Iraq and Syria are among the countries gripped by terrorism.
Iran, a close ally of the two countries, has played a major role in uprooting terrorism in Iraq and Syria by maintaining an advisory presence in the region and supporting their legitimate governments in their campaign against foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.