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Rahimi: Iran calls for unified stands with Syria, Turkey, Iraq

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 22, IRNA -- First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said on Tuesday that ties between Iran and Syria are very consolidated and expressed the hope that a unified stands would be takeb by Iran, Syria, Turkey and Iraq to help deepen such relations.

Rahimi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Syrian Vice President Farouq al Sharaa on Tuesday.

The Islamic Republic of Tehran has always stood by Damascus at international gatherings and thanked Syria for its friendly and brotherly attitude to the Tehran Declaration, Rahimi said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has done its best to build confidence with the international community and Tehran Declaration proved the country’s sincerity to this effect, he said.

Referring to the attack of the Zionist regime on the Gaza aid flotilla, he said the inhuman behavior has brought the Zionists disgrace for its trampling upon all regulations of human society.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria are on the forefront of defending the oppressed Palestinian people, he said, adding that global developments have created a suitable opportunity for Iran, Syria and other freedom loving countries to help resolve the issue.

“During my visit to Syria, we made some very good decisions on economic issues,” he said.

The two sides are determined to further uphold and broaden current level of political relations, Rahimi said.

Iran hopes that Syria will successfully re-take the occupied lands and celebrate the occasion in Golan Heights, he said.

The Syrian vice president, for his part, praised Tehran Declaration and said “We believe that Iran's development belongs to all nations in the region.”

Iran and Syria have adopted similar stands on the issue of Palestine and the two countries through collective cooperation with other countries of the region such as Turkey and Iraq should thwart plots of the Zionists.

Dispatch of Gaza flotilla has inflicted heavy blow on the Zionist regime and left crucial impacts on the global community, he said, adding that Iran and Syria through expansion of regional cooperation with Turkey and Brazil can neutralize pressures being exerted by the enemies and bring prosperity and dignity for freedom loving nations.

Ties between Iran and Syria are very amicable and deep-rooted, he said and called for more cooperation in dealing with existing challenges in the region.



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