Defense Min: Iran certain about Syrian army’s power of restoring security
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Damascus, July 19, IRNA -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Thursday that Iran is confident about Syrian army’s power of restoring security.
He made the remark in a telephone conversation with Syrian Minister of Defense, Fahd Jaseem al-Freij.
Vahidi said Iran is confident that Syria's powerful defense system would made the US and its regional allies and Israel backdown from their plan of achieving their goals in the region.
He said Zionist regime and terrorists can not affect Syrian army’s strong will and can not make a stronghold for Israel by such a psychological war in Syria.
Al-Freij appreciated his Iranian counterpart for expressing condolences over the killing of Syrian defense minister and a group of Syrian military and security officials in a bomb blast on Wednesday.
“We are sure Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is facing a Zionist-US conspiracy, which is to defeat Syria and resistance axis,” he said.
Al-Freij assured Vahidi that Syrian brave army will resist the conspiracy and terrorist groups can not affect Syrian army’s strong will to confront such conspiracies as the one which led to killing of Syrian military and security officials.
Vahidi in a message on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack that killed three senior officials in Syria and extended condolences with the Syrian government and nation.
“Today’s terrorist act against a number of Syrian military and security officials, especially Defense Minister Lieutenant General Dawoud Rajiha saddened and annoyed me,” Vahidi said in a message to Syria’s new Defense Minister General Fahd al-Jassem al-Freij.
“Terrorists have never managed to overcome the will of nations and this time they will not be able to defeat the will of the resistant and dignified nation of Syria,” the letter further read.
Vahidi expressed hope that the Syrian people will resist the expansionist policies of the Israeli regime and will achieve victory in their fight against this regime and the dominant colonialist powers in the world.
Rajiha, his deputy Assef Shawkat and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani were killed while National Security Bureau chief General Hisham Bikhtiyar and Interior Minister Major General Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar were wounded in a bombing that hit the headquarters of the Syrian National Security earlier in the day.
The so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack, threatening more violence in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the coming days.
Following the terrorist attack, Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad on Wednesday appointed Al-Freig as the country’s new minister of defense.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1023369
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