Syrian President Visits Tehran To Offer Condolences On Demise Of President Raisi

Thursday 30 May 2024 - 18:50

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to the Iranian capital Tehran on Thursday to offer his condolences to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei over the tragic demise of President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions in a helicopter crash on May 19.

During his meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei, President Assad pointed to the deep ties between Syria and Iran, describing the relationship as strategic and progressing under the Leader’s directions.

President Assad praised late President Raisi as a humble, insightful, and ethical figure who truly represented the positions and slogans of the Islamic Revolution.

The Syrian president also touched on the issue of resistance in the region, stating that the resistance front has been improving over the past 50 years and has turned into a political and ideological approach. He recalled his long-standing stance, stating that the cost of resistance is lesser than the compromise, when it comes to dealing with the enemies.

Ayatollah Khamenei, in turn, emphasized that resistance is the distinguished identity of Syria, and this important characteristic must be preserved.

In response to the political and economic pressures imposed by the West on Iran and Syria, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the two countries would be able to overcome these circumstances by expanding and organizing their mutual collaborations.

The Supreme Leader also criticized certain regional countries for their stance on the issue of Gaza during the recent summit of the Arab heads of states in Manama, Bahrain.

The visit by President Assad and his delegation to Tehran underscores the deep and strategic ties between Syria and Iran, two key players in the West Asia region. As the two countries navigate the challenges ahead, the commitment to resistance and the preservation of this distinguished identity will likely remain a central tenet of their partnership.

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