Syrian crisis over, reconstruction era has begun: Iran’s Larijani

Tasnim – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted the military victories of the Syrian government against terrorist groups and said the crisis has come to an end and the era of the Arab country’s reconstruction has begun.

“The Syrian crisis is over and we are now in the era of its reconstruction,” Larijani said at a meeting with a delegation of representatives from Syrian tribes in Tehran on Saturday evening.

Larijani further highlighted the Syrian army’s victories over terror groups and said its forces have proved their competence in counter-terrorism.

During the meeting, the representatives of the Syrian tribes expressed their gratitude to the Islamic Republic for its support in the Arab country’s fight against terrorism and said that Iran played a constructive role in resolving the Syrian crisis.

Conflicts erupted in Syria back in 2011, when a small group of opposition forces took up arms against Damascus.

Soon, however, a mix of international terrorists and paid mercenaries mingled with and then largely sidestepped the armed Syrian opposition groups, effectively turning the Arab country into a battlefield for foreign governments opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

But the Syrian military, with advisory military help from Iran and Russia — and a Russian aerial bombardment campaign — has retaken control of much of the country, and the conflict is generally believed to be winding down.