Damascus: syria´s president bashar al-assad lauded his iranian counterpart hassan rouhani saturday on his election victory and vowed to keep cooperating with tehran, a key damascus supporter.
Assad congratulated rouhani on winning a second time period and for earning “the believe the iranian human beings gave him to maintain bolstering iran´s role and position,” in keeping with a assertion carried by using syrian country information employer sana.
The syrian president harassed the want to “maintain operating and cooperating with the islamic republic of iran to reinforce the security and stability of both international locations, the vicinity and the arena,” it stated.
Iran, alongside russia, is a key supporter of assad, in energy for 17 years and engaged in a devastating six-yr conflict towards a large number of rebels.
Iran has sent to syria army advisers in addition to hundreds of “volunteer” opponents recruited among its very own nationals in addition to the communities in neighbouring afghanistan and pakistan for the reason that warfare broke out in march 2011.
Combatants from iran-subsidized lebanese armed hezbollah and iraqi militias also are struggling with along syrian regime forces.
Consistent with a document posted in march, a few 2,a hundred opponents sent by using iran have died in syria and iraq.
Iranian and russian army support, in addition to that of hezbollah, have helped the syrian regime win key victories in opposition to insurrection forces.
Syria´s battle has killed greater than 320,000 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and ravaged the us of a´s economic system and infrastructure.