Boroujerdi & Bashar Assad

Nations resisting terrorist backers to make region’s future: Assad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said those who have resisted the policies of sponsors of terrorism will be the makers of the region’s future.

“The future of the region will be designed by those nations that stood up against the policies of the countries that support terrorism and made sacrifices to protect their country and independence,” he said in a meeting in Damascus on Thursday with Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported.

Boroujerdi in this meeting stressed that Syria’s victory over foreign-backed terrorists could redesign the map of the region.

The senior Iranian lawmaker, who arrived in Damascus on Wednesday after a trip to Lebanon, also held talks with Syria’s Parliament Speaker Hadiyeh al-Abbas and Prime Minister Imad Khamis.

In his meeting with Abbas, Boroujerdi underlined the continued support of the Iranian nation and leadership for the Syrian nation in the fight against terrorism.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.

By Tasnim News Agency