Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani hailed the recent liberation of Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo from Takfiri terrorist groups and said the victory has radically changed equations in the Middle East and beyond.
Speaking at a meeting of high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran on Monday, Amoli Larijani offered his congratulations to the Syrian people and government as well as the Resistance Front over the liberation of Aleppo and said it made radical changes to regional and trans-regional equations.
"The West and terrorists were seeking to make Aleppo a base for their terrorist acts to create changes in the entire region,” he said.
However, the cleric added, the recapture of Aleppo by the Syrian army and allied forces shattered the dreams of "Westerners and their regional stooges”.
The Syrian army took nearly all remaining terrorist-held parts of Aleppo this week after a four-year battle.
Hundreds of foreign-backed terrorists have surrendered in Aleppo in recent days.
Following the Syrian army’s significant gains on the ground, people took to the streets of Aleppo on Wednesday to celebrate the city’s recapture.
However, the evacuation of people from Aleppo has been hampered as the terrorist groups violated an agreement with the Syrian government by trying to take hostages with them, Tasnim reported.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (ISIL), controlling parts of it.