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Bashar al-Assad with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

“Syria expresses strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the stances adopted by the US administration, the Zionist entity and their tools regarding the current situation in Iran,” an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told the official Syrian news agency SANA on Tuesday.

Such stances, according to the source, “confirm the destructive role of those countries in destabilizing the region with the aim of controlling it, seizing its resources and national choices, weakening the resistance axis in the region following the failure of the conspiratorial scheme thanks to the victories achieved against the Takfiri terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq (that’s ISIS to you and me), as Iran was a main partner in those victories.”


The source said that Syria expresses full solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, emphasizing the importance of respecting Iran’s sovereignty and not interfering in its internal affairs.

Since the protests by hundreds of thousands began Thursday in Iran, there have been rumors that Iran might pull some of its forces that are currently protecting President Assad’s regime in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has been reporting that the war between Assad and the Sunni rebel armies continue, with an exchange of shelling west of Aleppo and renewed aerial and missile shelling targeting north of Hama.

With that in mind, the SANA message reiterated that “Syria also voiced full confidence that the Iranian leadership, government and people will be able to thwart this conspiracy, go ahead in the process of development and construction and to continue backing the just causes of peoples.”

It had to be said…