TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi at a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem in Damascus welcomed recent gains of the Syrian army and allied forces against terrorists in the Syria.
“Iran will continue to support Syria in fighting terrorism and its supporters until the realization of victory and restoration of peace and stability to this country, which is imminent, is celebrated, which is in the offing,” he stressed.
Boroujerdi then emphasized the necessity of widening bilateral parliamentary ties between Iran and Syria.
Walid al-Muallem, for his part, lauded Iran’s continued support for his country and said Damascus will keep battle against terrorism until all areas in Syria are liberated.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.