In a meeting with the director of a Syrian publication, Iran’s cultural attaché in Syria emphasized the boosting of cultural cooperation between the two sides in terms of supporting Arab translators of Persian literary works.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari denounced economic sanctions imposed by the US on his war-ravaged country as one of the daunting challenges the Damascus government faces on the path of reconstructing the country and bringing the Syrians’ life back to normal.
Iran’s UN ambassador censured the misuse of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Security Council to bring groundless charges against Syria, warning that such an “unproductive” approach will damage the credibility of the world body.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the continued presence of Russia’s major naval and air bases in his country helps counter the influence of Western powers in the region as the battle to crush militants was winding down.
The Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari and the Syrian Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Salwa Abdullah called for practical steps to develop Tehran-Damascus cooperation.
Iran’s Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji in a phone call with his Japanese counterpart on Wednesday slammed the United States illegal presence in Syria stressing that US must leave the Arab country.
President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he wanted to expand business ties with Russia to help Syria cope with new US sanctions on its economy that threaten to undermine military gains Damascus achieved with Moscow’s help.