• Tue / 14 January 2020 / 11:36
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98102418585
  • Journalist : 71593

Confronting US’ presence in region should become steady effort: Iran’s Defence Minister


Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Minister of Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, confronting US’ presence in the region should become a steady and continuous effort.

During a meeting with his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, General Hatami said, “Without attempts by Major General Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, including Syrian armed forces and militias, ISIS’ dominance in the region was inevitable”.

Iran’s support for the Axis of Resistance will continue as before, he noted, “We will stand by Syria in the reconstruction era like the era of war and consider supporting it as our duty and in line with helping regional stability”.

During the meeting, the Syrian Defence Minister granted the Syria’s top Medal of Honor, on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to General Qassem Soleimani, asking the Iranian Defense Minister to deliver the medal to his family.

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