Only Assad can defeat terrorists in Syria: Iran’s Velayati

Iranian Supreme Leader’s Top Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underscored his country’s continued support for Syria’s campaign against terrorism, and stressed that President Bashar al-Assad is the only one who can fight and defeat the terrorists and save his nation.

“It is not easy for a country to resist a global war for five years and yet attain victory,” Velayati said, praising the Syrian government’s excellent job in the last several years of war against terrorism.

He, meantime, said that if Syria is disintegrated and its government falls and the Takfiris, who are linked with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US, dominate the country, it will adversely affect both Lebanon and Iraq.

In early May, Velayati held a meeting with President Assad in Damascus and conferred on the latest regional developments, specially the two countries’ joint war on terrorism.

During the meeting, President Assad appreciated Iran’s efforts and assistance to his country in the fight against terrorist groups, and said the Iranian nation and government have used all their possibilities to this end and “we are much hopeful about gaining victory in this unbalanced war”.

Velayati, for his part, underlined the importance of fighting the phenomenon of terrorism that has posed a grave danger to the regional and global peace and security, and said, “Actually, the axis of resistance is standing and fighting for global peace and security.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran makes use of all its capacities to fight against the terrorists, who commit crimes against the oppressed regional nations, irrespective of their tendencies and with no heed to the ridiculous categorization of them into moderates and extremists,” he added.