Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the army and armed forces, Defense Minister Fahd Jasem al-Freij met on Wednesday Iranian Chief of Staff Mohammad Bagheri and an accompanying delegation in the presence of a number of Syrian officers.
General al-Freij said that the events in Syria are a US-Zionist aggression which aims at overthrowing the Syrian State, adding that this aggression has failed thanks to the wise leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, the steadfastness of Syrian people and army as well as the support of Iran and Russia.
“We are pride of the strategic cooperation between Syria and Iran which achieved the greatest victories, Freij said, affirming “We will remain in the resistance axis hand in hand against terrorism.”
He went on to say that Turkey is one of the countries that supports terrorism as it opened borders for terrorists and facilitated the Gulf funding for terrorism.
Major General Bagheri, for his part, blessed the victories achieved by the Syrian army with a support of the allies, saying that ISIS and al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations are mere tools to carry out the US-Zionist project aimed at weakening the region.
He reiterated Iran’s commitment to the unity and territorial integrity of Syria and its readiness to stand by the country during the phase of reconstruction.