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Supporters of Syria militants to lose power: Assad

Iran Press TV

Thu Jun 5, 2014 12:53PM GMT

President Bashar al-Assad says the clout of supporters of terrorists operating inside Syria is in decline.

The Syrian president said on Thursday that in the wake of the June 3 presidential election, Western sponsors of terrorists will lose their power.

Assad made the remarks in the capital, Damascus, during a meeting with Iranian parliamentary delegation that had been invited to monitor the presidential election.

The Syrian president went on to say that even though some countries prevented Syrian expatriates from casting their ballots, the presidential vote had a high level of voter turnout and the results of the election have the last word.

Chairman of Iran's Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who headed the Iranian delegation, stated that Iranian officials welcome the results of the presidential election.

He added that parliamentary delegations witnessed the enthusiasm of Syrians to determine their fate during visits to government-held areas to observe the voting process.

The Iranian official said even on the day of election, Takfiris killed many defenseless people in the city of Aleppo, but this did not stop people from participating in the election to determine their destiny.

Boroujerdi said the presidential election in Syria was an important development on both regional and international levels.

Syria's Parliament Speaker Jihad Lahan said Bashar al-Assad garnered more than 88 percent of the votes.

The supreme constitutional court of Syria put voter turnout at over 73 percent.

After the results were released, Damascus erupted into a thunderous, rolling clap of celebratory gunfire. On the streets of the capital, some people broke into the familiar pro-Assad chant, "With our souls, with our blood, we sacrifice for you, Bashar!"


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