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Iran president vows full support for Syria reconstruction



Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to help Syria with the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.

“Just as it stood by the Syrian people in their fight against terrorism, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to stand by you in Syria’s reconstruction employing all it has in power,” Rouhani said in a message to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Saturday.

He extended his congratulations to the Syrian president on the occasion of Evacuation Day, Syria’s national day commemorating the evacuation of the last French soldier, the country’s proclamation of full independence as well as the end of the French mandate of Syria on April 17, 1946.

The picture shows a man walking down a street past destruction in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on April 20, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Rouhani said the Syrian people had made sacrifices in the past to gain independence and drive arrogant powers out of their country.

The Syrians are now making tireless efforts to thwart enemies’ plots and save their country from terrorists and are achieving new victories on a daily basis, he added.

The Iranian president emphasized that the Islamic Republic would continue its assistance to the Syrian government and nation until the complete establishment of security and stability in the Arab country.

Rouhani expressed hope that a final victory would be achieved in the campaign against terrorists in Syria soon.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in March that Syria was on the frontline of the fight against the enemies of Islam.

“Syria today is on the frontline, so our duty is to support the Syrian resistance,” Ayatollah Khamenei told Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed in Tehran.

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