In a phone call to his Syrian counterpart on Wednesday, the president of Iran Hassan Rouhani discussed regional concerns.
Stressing the need for peace over the Middle East, Rouhani said "There is no military way out of the Syrian crisis. Establishing stability and peace in Syria is a goal for the Islamic republic of Iran, because Iran considers terrorism and extremism a threat not only to the people of Syria, but to the whole region.”
"We will do our best to contribute political and international help and humanitarian support for the people of Syria,” he asserted.
He added "WE are happy that at a time when some parties would have liked to impose foreign intervention on Syria, the country accepted the offer to solve the chemical weapons issue and act according to the Chemical Weapons Convention to deprive the foreigners of such alibi and prevent them from leading the area to instability with their intervention.”
Bashar al-Assad in turn expressed sorrow over the Iranian loss in the recent suicide bombing near the country’s embassy in Beirut.
Also congratulating Rouhani on Iran’s nuclear breakthrough, Assad said "Iran’s success in the Geneva talks is not merely the country’s, but that of all developing countries, whose rights Iran defended with such a move.”