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Publish Date: 16:35 - 20 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani is to start a regional tour as part of a series of efforts “to strengthen the resistance front” within the region.

The Iranian head of parliament was scheduled to leave Iran for the Damascus, Syria’s capital, on Sunday. The 4-day regional trip will also take the top Iranian lawmaker to Iraq and Lebanon.

MP Hossein Sheikholeslam, the adviser of Iran's parliament speaker on international affairs, in an interview with a local news agency said the visits are aimed at boosting the resistance front in the region.

"The Majlis speaker is scheduled to meet the presidents and parliament speakers of Iraq, Syria as well as Lebanon,” Sheikholeslam stated.

Larijani further plans to return to Iran following his visit to the Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, on Thursday.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi paid a visit to Tehran earlier this week, and held various talks with a number of top Iranian statesmen on how to promote bilateral ties in various spheres.

Also, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, paid a visit to Tehran on December 16 where he met with senior Iranian officials during a 2-day visit.

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