Chairman of the Iranian Shura Council’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi stressed that Syria is the front line of the resistance in the region.
Boroujerdi said at a press conference in Damascus on Tuesday that Iran stands against terrorism in Syria and defends the Axis of Resistance, congratulating the Syrian people over victories in battlefields.
The Iranian diplomat added that the U.S., British and French aggression on Syria came in the aftermath of the defeat of terrorist organizations, noting that the Syrian air defenses turned it into political and military defeat after shooting down dozens of missiles fired by the U.S. and its allies.
Regarding the illegitimate U.S. and Turkish presence in Syria, Boroujerdi said that Syria is an independent state and a U.N. member state, therefore any foreign military presence on Syrian territories without its approval is considered an occupation and their troops have to withdraw immediately.
He criticized threats made by the U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on his country.
On economic cooperation between Syria and Iran, Boroujerdi indicated that there will be future visits for Iranian officials to Syria during which long-term cooperation memorandums will be signed.
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