Envoy reiterates Iran’s full support for Syrian people, gov’t

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Qazanfar Roknabadi underlined that Iran is closely monitoring the developments in Syria, and is resolved to continue supporting the Muslim country’s government and people.

In a meeting with the Russian and Syrian ambassadors to Beirut, Roknabadi referred to a visit by Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi to Syria and Lebanon, and reiterated Tehran’s full support for the Syrian people and political system.

On Saturday morning, an Iranian parliamentary delegation left Tehran for Damascus and Beirut to convey important messages to the Lebanese and Syrian officials from the Iranian parliament.

“A parliamentary delegation from the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission headed by Boroujerdi who is accompanied by Commission members Fathollah Hosseini and Javad Karimi Qoddousi, left Tehran for Lebanon Saturday morning,” Rapporteur of the Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told FNA.

The Iranian delegation held talks with senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad, on the latest developments in the country.

The Iranian delegation also held official meetings with the Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut on Monday.

The US and other western countries have adopted the rhetoric of war against Syria over allegations that the Syrian government was behind a recent chemical attack near Damascus.

The call for military strike intensified after the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed on August 21 that hundreds had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar. The Syrian government has strongly denied the claim, accusing the militants of the attack.

By Fars News Agency

 

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