Speaking upon his arrival in Damascus on Wednesday, Zarif said the Israeli regime have aggravated its crimes against Palestinians since the International Quds Day (May 7) and there have been unprecedented incidents in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the occupied territories," Mehr News Agency reported.
"The bombing of Gaza has also created very serious conditions in the region, and Syria, as one of the leading countries in the resistance, has a very important role to play in this regard," Zarif noted.
The Zionist regime of Israel has carried out several attacks on Gaza in recent days, killing over 30 Palestinians and injuring 200 others. The attacks followed weeks of Israeli regime’s atrocities against Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Damascus Gate in Al-Quds’ Old City as well as the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied lands.
The Iranian foreign minister said, "In addition to the talks on the Syrian elections and the Islamic Republic's support for the Syrian government and people, our talks will focus on the fight against terrorism."
Presidential election is set to be held in Syria on May 26.
Zarif said that he is to exchange views in separate meetings with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad as well as “other Syrian and Palestinian friends about the situation in occupied Palestine."
Zarif is in Syria heading a ranking delegation to discuss major bilateral and regional issues, and review the latest developments in the occupied territories and the Zionist regime's encroachments on Muslim shrines.
"I am very happy to be in Syria and to meet the Syrian brothers and sisters. We have very special circumstances and we were supposed to visit Syria on the eve of the Syrian elections and talk to our Syrian friends about this important event," Zarif noted.