Iran supports Russian airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

Tehran, SANA – Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed support for the Russian airstrikes against terrorist organizations in Syria which began on Wednesday.

“A real fight against the root causes of the phenomenon of terrorism, which is a common threat against regional and global peace and security, is a necessity,” said the Ministry’s Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Thursday.

Fighting terrorism, she added, requires “serious resolve and joint international action based on cooperation with the Iraqi and Syrian governments that shoulder the main burden of the anti-terror campaign.”

“Given the official request of the Syrian government from the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers Russia’s military operation against armed terrorist groups in Syria as a step in line with the fight against terrorism and towards the resolution of the ongoing crisis in the region,” Afkham announced.

Manar al-Frieh/H. Said

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