"Tehran-Moscow cooperation has been constructive, it has paved the ground for the Syrian government and nation with their resistance under the legitimate leadership of Bashar al-Assad,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Discernment Council
Also a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Velayati made the remarks in an interview with al-Alam news network.
Ties between Tehran and Moscow have had a strong effect on the developments in regional and international relations, he said while on official visit to Russia last week as an envoy of President Hassan Rouhani’s special.
On numerous occasions Tehran and Moscow have emphasized the need for national dialogue among Syrian groups to help resolve the crisis.
Last year, the Islamic Republic put forward a peace plan which stressed a political resolution of the Syria crisis, the territorial integrity, and independence of the Arab country as well as its people’s right to self-determination.