TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A former Iranian foreign minister said Syria has already weathered the crisis that the country suffered for over three years.
Speaking in a meeting with a number of media activists from Syria on Tuesday, Ali Akbar Velayati, who currently serves as Director of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council, said the government and nation of Syria have left the peak of the crisis behind them.
Fueled by Western-backed militants, violence has gripped Syria for more than three years, leaving over 160,000 people dead and millions displaced.
In the past few months, the Syrian army has inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist militants, killing and injuring scores of them, destroying their weaponry and forcing them out of major parts of the country.
Velayati also underlined that peace will gradually return to the Arab country.
He described Syria as Iran’s “friend and brother” and thanked Syrian people and President Bashar al-Assad for their steadfast resistance against foreign aggressors.
The former Iranian foreign minister further referred to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine as links in the chain of resistance against the Zionist regime, and said that had it not been for the resistance and solidarity among these countries, the Zionists would have destroyed the chain of resistance by now.
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