Iranian, Syrian defense ministers hold phone call

وزرای دفاع ایران و سوریه

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian defense minister and his Syrian counterpart in a phone call on Sunday discussed the latest regional, international and Syrian developments, stressing on further cooperation and efforts in fighting terrorism.

During the phone call, Iranian defense minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami congratulated his Syrian counterpart Fahd Jassem al-Freij as well as President Bashar Assad the liberation of Deir Ezzor province, and lauded the Syrian Armed Forces and nation for the five years of resistance against terrorist groups.

General Hatami hoped for the continuation of Syria’s victories and the restoration of peace and security to the warn-torn country, adding, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has so far supported its Syrian brothers and is resolute to help Syria in the post-war era”.

The Syrian defense minister, for his part, thanked Iran’s efforts in neutralization of terrorist-Zionist plots, saying, “Tehran has always remained by Syrian nation and government’s side during the high-tension period so that we can defend our legitimate sovereignty”.

“The unique coordination between Iran and Syria guarantees the peace, stability and security of both countries as well as the region,” he added.

At the end of the conversation, Fahd Jassem al-Freij invited his Iranian counterpart to visit Syria.

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