Syrian FM: Syrian relations with Iran strategic

walid muallemTehran, Feb 9, IRNA – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Monday that Iran and Syria have developed strategic relations since victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
 According to ‘Rai al-youm’ news website, the Syrian FM said that Syria fostered amity with Iran during the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran in 1980-1988, by challenging the Arab governments for mobilizing their resources to support Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

He underlined that the Syrian government will not allow ground military intervention in the country for fight against Daesh terrorists, because the Syrian Army and popular forces are able to demolish the terrorist groups.

Syria has strong military and popular forces, so it does not need any country to dispatch troops to Syria to fight ISIS.

Al-Moallem continued that the Zionist regime is behind the curtain for terrorism against the Syrian legitimate government and is currently involved in terrorism in Syria by repetition of the Israeli sabotage against the Lebanese government and Israeli-sponsored terrorism in southern Lebanon.

Concerning fight against Takfiri and terrorist group of Daesh, al-Maallem said that the group will not be ruined by air attacks, but it should be destroyed by the Army by aerial support.

About relations between Syria and Saudi Arabia, al-Moallem said that our relations has been disconnected as Saudi desired and everybody knows that the Saudi Arabia is offering all kind of assistance to terrorist group so called ‘Jaish al-Islam’ and everybody knows that the group has relations with the Saudi security agency.

He added that it would be beneficial to the people and government of Saudi Arabia to revise their such policies.

Concerning relations between Syria and Lebanon, the Syrian foreign minister said that the ties are consolidated and brotherly, but some others trying to sabotage by hatching conspiracy.

He described Lebanese Hezbollah forces in participation in fight against terrorists in Syria as ‘Very correct move,’ and added that the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah helped the Syrian government to remove the threat posed by Daesh to Syria.

By IRNA