News ID: 314560
Published: 0249 GMT July 06, 2021

Raeisi, Assad underline boosting Tehran-Damascus ties

Raeisi, Assad underline boosting Tehran-Damascus ties

Iran’s President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad put strong emphasis on further enhancement of the brotherly countries’ bilateral relations, during a phone call on late Monday.

Assad made the call, congratulating Raeisi for wining Iran’s June 18 presidential elections, Syria’s SANA news agency reported.

Assad wished Raeisi success in his efforts to steer Iran during his tenure “toward further progress,” and to help the country “continue the march of achievements in all domains,” it said.

The two dignitaries affirmed strong interest and determination to continue boosting the bilateral ties in all fields and keep up the two sides’ “coordination and consultation regarding issues of mutual concern”.

Iran and Syria enjoy age-old fraternal relations and countless instances of commonality, according to Press TV.

The Islamic Republic has displayed an unwavering commitment to helping Syria preserve its independence and territorial integrity. The commitment saw Tehran rushing to Damascus’ help in 2011, when the country began to be overwhelmed by foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.

That year, Iran began lending military advisory assistance to the Syrian army and its allies in the face of the plight.

The support sustained throughout Syria’s struggle against the terrorist group of Daesh that launched a campaign of bloodshed and destruction against the Arab nation in 2014.

The assistance, together with Russia’s aerial support for the Syrian military’s advancements on the ground, defeated Daesh in late 2017.

Damascus has invariably expressed gratitude over the supportive stance by Tehran, which has also pledged to help Syria rebuild itself from the damage that has been caused by the foreign-backed violence.

The relations have sustained all-out pressure led by the United States.

Washington has been staging an illegal military presence in Syria for the past seven years. It has also taken both the countries under inhumane sanctions, and has been lobbying feverishly on the international stage to try to isolate the two regional allies.



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