Iranian Deputy FM: Terrorism Defeated in Syria
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined victory of the Syrian people over the terrorist groups, and underlined that President Bashar al-Assad has played an essential role in this regard.
“President Assad plays an undeniable role in maintaining national solidarity and fighting against terrorism,” Amirabdollahian told the state-run news agency on Wednesday.
Reiterating Tehran’s support for the “patience and understanding people” of Syria, the Iranian diplomat said, “Terrorism was defeated in Syria and is now approaching its imminent end.”
He stressed that Tehran was proud that it had been standing by the Syrian nation and “preventing Syria from becoming another Somalia or Libya”.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Amir Abdollahian stressed that Syria was one of the most important battlefronts of war on terrorism and extremism, reiterating Tehran’s full support for Damascus to root out insurgency from the Muslim country’s soil.
Amir Abdollahian told the state-run TV that Tehran would keep supporting the people of Syria, and noted that the security of the region was intertwined with the security of Syria whose security was of significant importance to Iran and all other countries of the region.
Syrian has been engaged in foreign-backed insurgency since 2011 when militants from foreign countries flocked to Syria to topple legal government of President al-Assad.
Based on recent statistics over 210,000 people have been killed during clashes between terrorists and Syrian troops and millions have been displaced inside and outside of Syria.