Representing President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Tuesday offered condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian people over the martyrdom of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
During their meeting in Tehran, Rouhani lauded Syria’s support of Iran, saying that Washington assassinated Soleimani because he supported the causes of the region’s peoples.
He asserted that Iran’s leadership and people stand alongside Syria and its people in the face of terrorism and economic embargo, stressing the importance of beginning reconstruction and returning life to normal in Syria.
Rouhani also affirmed that deep-rooted Syrian-Iranian relations will continue along the same path.
For his part, Khamis affirmed that Syria supports Iran and its right to defend itself, saying that the current conditions require developing bilateral cooperation in all fields.
The Prime Minister thanked Iran’s government and people for supporting Syria in its war on terrorism, which he said will continue until terrorism is uprooted.
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