Syrian elections to consolidate Al-Assad legitimacy: Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati

Head of the Center for Strategic Research of Iranˈs Expediency Council, Ali-Akbar Velayati said here on Friday that the Syrian presidential elections would strengthen the legitimacy of the countryˈs President Bashar Al-Assad.

Speaking exclusively with IRNA, Velayati referred to the Syrian presidential election, which is set to be held on June 3.

He stressed that the important elections will be crashing response to the hostility of certain countries and the opponent sides of the Syrian government and nation.


Like many other countries and international institutions, Iran has decided to dispatch a parliamentary delegation to Syria to supervise the Syrian presidential elections, he added.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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