Iran’s Shamkhani, Syrian PM meet in Tehran

دیدار عماد خمیس نخست وزیر سوریه با شمخانی دبیر شورای عالی امنیت ملی

Tehran (ISNA) - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani met with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran on Sunday, discussing the latest development in the region and bilateral relation.

Referring to the continuation of an all-out effort to liberate the occupied territories of terrorists in order to restore security and peace to Syria, Shamkhani stressed on the pursuit of the intra-Syrian talks simultaneously in order to reaching a national consensus.

“Instead of fighting terrorist elements, Western countries and the US take suspicious measures in line with strengthening terrorism and worsening insecurity in the region,” Shamkhani said, warning that the harmful effects of such moves “will lead to the spread of terrorism in the world.”

The Iranian official further emphasized that peace will be restored to the region and consequently the European countries, shortly after the West ends its financial, technical and weaponry support for terrorists.

Iran's top security official says US airstrikes on Syria’s northern province of Raqqah using banned weapons amount to genocide in the war-stricken Arab country.

Referring to high civilian death toll in Raqqah, Shamkhani said the US air raids amounted to genocide as American warplanes used banned weapons and ammunition in their attacks.

Shamkhani emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to stand by Syria and keep up its support for the nation until the crisis is over in the Middle Eastern state.

The Syrian premier, for his part, briefed Shamkhani on his country's latest developments and achievements in the battle against terrorism and for the political settlement of the conflict.

He also thanked Tehran for backing the Syrian people and government, adding that the restoration of security to Syria depended on some countries stopping their support for terrorists.

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