Tehran to continue backing Damascus until final victory over terrorism: MP

Tasnim – A senior Iranian lawmaker reiterated Tehran’s unwavering policy on the Syrian crisis, saying the Islamic Republic would continue supporting the Arab country until “the realization of victory” over foreign-backed terrorist groups.

Speaking at a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem in Damascus on Wednesday. Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi hailed recent advances of the Syrian army and allied forces against terrorists in the Arab country.

“Iran will continue to back Syria in the fight against terrorism and its supporters until the realization of victory and restoration of peace and stability to this country, which is imminent, is celebrated, which is in the offing,” he stressed.

The Iranian lawmaker also stressed the need to promote parliamentary relations between Iran and Syria.

The Syrian foreign minister, for his part, praised Iran’s continued support for his country and said Damascus will keep fighting against terrorism until all areas in Syria are liberated.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.