Tehran, Oct 7, 2019 (ICANA) - Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Islamic Parliament of Iran Mojtaba Zolnouri said Iran seriously condemns foreigners' presence in Syria which has been made with no invitation and request from the Syrian government.
Speaking in a meeting with the Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Mahmoud Adnan, Zolnouri said Iran believes that Syria's fate should be identified by Syrian people and government and with no foreign intervention.
He added that sanctions and difficult situation have not only had no effect on both countries' relations but caused reinforcing ties.
Relations between Iran and Syria are based on various commonalities, he noted.
Referring to the important and pivotal role of Syria in Resistance Front, he said Syria has both played significant role in Resistance Front against the Zionist regime of Israel and in coordinating and supporting other members of the Resistance Front as well.
The pressure imposed on Syria is the result of its pivotal part in the Resistance Front, he reiterated.
Emphasizing the positive outcomes of Astana talks for Syrian people and government, Zolnouri said reviewing constitutional law is a good achievement and the UN's involvement in this issue is also regarded as a good opportunity for improving conditions in favor of Syria.
Meanwhile, Adnan appreciated Iran for its support of the Syrian government and people.
Iran's important role in fighting US and West's sinister plots indicates Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's insight and intelligence, Syrian diplomat said adding that now we are observing the defeat of these sinister plots thanks to the efforts made by Iran, Syria and the Resistance Front.
He also expressed hope for lifting impediment on developing scientific, cultural and academic cooperation between Iran and Syria.