Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Monday that regional countries which back terrorist groups pursue common goals with the Zionist regime.
He made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday.
He also thanked the Iranian foreign minister for inviting him to Iran.
‘I would like to appreciate the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian people who fully back the Syrian nation in its struggle with terrorism till final vicotory,’ he said.
Syria has been the target of a plot by its enemies in close cooperation with the US, certain European states and some countries of the region, he said.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are among those countries which have not understood that by backing terrorists in Syria they are actually preparing the grounds for their presence in their own countries, Walid al-Moallem said.
The fact is that these countries have adopted a common stands with the Zionist regime, he underlined.
After a series of victories by Syrian forces, the Zionist regime bombarded Syria, he said.
Syria is determined to continue its resistance, he said adding that there is no other option but to defeat terrorists.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and our friends in Russia and other countries try to resolve the issue through political means without interference of aliens, he said.
On cooperation between Iran, Syria and Iraq in the anti-terrorism fight, he said ‘I have come to Iran to thank the country’s Supreme Leader and the Iranian nation who have spared no efforts to back the Syrian nation,’ he said.
Iran is now backing the Syrian and Iraqi nations in their struggles with terrorism, he said.
The Syrian nation is very grateful to the Iranian nation for its support as both sides share common stands on regional developments, he said.