Iran’s top security official vows continued aid to Iraq, Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’ Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined his country’s continued efforts to help Iraq and Syria in combat against the terrorist groups.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its advisory role and assistance to the Iraqi and Syrian governments until the full removal of the danger of the terrorist groups in the region,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim in Tehran on Sunday.

He congratulated the Iraqi nation and government on the liberation of the strategic city of Fallujah from the terrorists’ hands, and said, “Internal unity and using domestic capacities is a successful and reliable experience for continuing the fighting against terrorism, specially for the liberation of Mosul.”

Shamkhani said that the suicide and blind attacks against the Iraqi people are the result of the ISIL’s anger at its failures and will backfire on the terrorist group and its supporters.

“While the US and its certain allies were seeking to justify their presence and destabilizing acts in the region by hatching a 7-year-long plan to fight against terrorism in Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi people and security forces’ power showed that the ISIL’s full annihilation can be rapidly accessed by reliance on domestic capacities,” he said.

Iran has been helping the Syrian and Iraqi army and popular forces in retaking control over the countries’ towns back from the terrorists.

The Iranian officials have always emphasized that the country has not deployed forces in Syria and Iraq and its presence in the friendly Arab countries is limited to a counseling role.

In relevant remarks earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underscored his country’s continued efforts to defend the Muslims’ holy shrines, specially in Iraq and Syria.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is to strongly defend the oppressed nations as well as the holy shrines of Ahl al-Bayt [the family members of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)] more vigorously, President Rouhani said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has never turned a blind eye to problems of the world of Islam and has neither avoided adopting a neutral stand to the issue, he added.

Iran will spare no efforts to defend the oppressed nations who seek the country’s help, Rouhani stressed.

By Fars News Agency