Syria to play stronger role in region after crisis ends: Iran MP

Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi

Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi says Syria will play a stronger role in the region after the restoration of calm in the crisis-hit country.

“Resistance of the Syrian people and government against pressures exerted by the world powers will protect the country against foreigners’ avarice in the future,” the chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said in a meeting with new Syrian ambassador to Tehran, Adnan Mahmoud, on Tuesday.

The Iranian lawmaker reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria and added that the Syrian government and people will proudly end the ongoing crisis in the country, and “will not allow the [current] foreign conspiracy undermine the independence and sovereignty of Syria.”

Mahmoud, for his part, lauded the strategic relations between Iran and Syria, and urged more cooperation between the two countries to boost the resistance front against the Zionist regime of Israel.

“The ongoing developments in Syria have prompted the countries in the region and the world to reconsider their views about us, and recognize Syria as a powerful country…,” he added.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.

Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.

By Press TV


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