President al-Assad, President Rouhani affirm determination to continue combating terrorism

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad held a telephone call on Saturday with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

The telephone call touched upon the latest developments related to confronting terrorism, with the two sides stressing their determination to continue combating terrorism until the elimination of all terrorist organizations in Syrian territory.

President Rouhani affirmed his country’s determination to stand by the Syrian people until security and stability are restored to all parts of Syria, and to help rebuild what was destroyed by the terrorists during the years of the war.

The Iranian President stressed that the Syrian people are the only ones to determine the future of Syria away from any foreign interference, pointing out that tripartite Sochi summit came at the right time to consecrate this principle which is guaranteed by the UN Charter and international law.

For his part, President al-Assad thanked President Rouhani and the leadership and people of Iran for their contribution to the victory of the Syrian people over terrorism, expressing confidence that the Iranian side will be a partner in reconstructing Syria, just as it was a partner in defeating terrorism.

President al-Assad hailed Iran’s positions on Syria and the countries of the region and its role in counter-terrorism, pointing out that these Iranian positions didn’t please some member states in the Arab League which made them make unwise statements, asserting that the Arab League doesn’t represent the Arab peoples, as it only represents itself.

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