Nations will set region's future not negotiation tables: Raisi to Assad

Nations will set region’s future not negotiation tables: Raisi to Assad

Iranian President told his Syrian counterpart that the region’s future is not a negotiation table and pacts like Oslo, Camp David, and the Deal of the Century, but nations’ resistance is the determining factor of the new regional order.

Speaking in a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria before noon on Sunday, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said, “What we are witnessing today in Western Asia, which is the result of the resistance of nations against domineering powers and aggressors, is what the Supreme Leader of the Revolution had predicted.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Tehran on Sunday. During his visit to Tehran, the Syrian President met separately with Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and President Ebrahim Raisi.

Raisi called Assad one of the figures of the Resistance Front

Commemorating the martyrs of the resistance from Syria and Iran, including martyr ‘Haj Qasem Soleimani, and appreciating the bravery of the World of Islam fighters against terrorism, the President said, “As your father, you are one of the figures of the Resistance Front.”

Referring to the political and security developments in the region in the last decade, Raisi emphasized, “The warriors of the resistance have proved that they are a reliable force for establishing stability and security in the region, including in Syria.”

Emphasizing the need for all countries to respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the President said, “Iran stood by the Syrian people and government when some Arab and non-Arab leaders in the region were betting on the time of the fall of the Syrian government.”

Syrian Resistance played a crucial role in drying up ISIS roots

President Raisi noted that the bravery of the Syrian Army and national defense forces and Islamic Resistance fighters in the region, especially the heroic Hezbollah, played a crucial role in drying up the roots of ISIS and other terrorist groups that threatened the security of the entire area.

President Raisi expressed regret that essential parts of Syrian territory are still occupied by foreign forces, adding, “The whole Syrian land must be liberated from foreign occupiers.

This occupation should not be subject to the passage of time, and the occupying forces and their mercenaries should be expelled”.

The President stressed the Israeli aggression, “The threats of the Zionist Regime in the region should be addressed by  strengthening and diversifying the deterrence equations.”

Iran to improve cooperation with Damascus

In another part of his speech, referring to the need to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the two countries, President Raisi emphasized, “The serious will and desire of the Islamic Republic of Iran are to improve the level of cooperation and relations with Damascus, especially in economic and trade fields.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also stressed the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against terrorism in the region, noting that his country is ready for broader coordination with Iran in the security, political and economic fields, saying, “In the years of resistance and confrontation with Western and Takfiri aggression, Iran was the only country that stood by us from the beginning.”

Assad: Only Iran stood with Syria against aggression

Bashar al-Assad described the relations between Syria and Iran as strategic and stated, “Developments in the region after a decade of war against the axis of resistance, have shown that resistance is effective and fruitful.”

“We have shown that by working closely with the countries of the region, we can defeat the United States and the hegemons who claim to be superpowers, and today we are witnessing the collapse of the role-playing of the United States in the Western Asian region,” he said, adding that we are witnessing the collapse of the role-playing of the United States in the region.

In another part of his speech, Bashar al-Assad said, “Experience has shown that the coordination and interaction of countries in the region on various issues, including the Palestinian issue, has been very effective, and the success of the Palestinian resistance has shown that compromise by some Arabs has backfired.”

Thanking the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Syrian people in the war on terrorism, the Syrian President stated, “The Syrian people and government are grateful to the Iranian people and consider themselves committed and indebted to Iran.”



By Iran Press