06:25 GMT23 April 2021
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    Syria counts on considerable financial support from Iran after the signing of the agreement on Iran's nuclear program, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halqi told Sputnik on Thursday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to the minister, Iran, despite the crisis, is currently implementing projects in the oil and gas sector worth $3.6 billion, while another billion of Iranian investment funds are aimed at the social and health sectors.

    "After Iran gained freedom and finished difficult negotiations, which lasted for 23 months, it will be able to more and more support its allies in the region, primarily the axis of resistance in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon," Halqi told Sputnik.

    "Liberation from the shackles of economic sanctions will enable Iran to develop. The infusion of unfrozen assets worth $150-170 billion will play its role. When talking about Syrian-Iranian relations, it is worth noting that the friendship between our countries has been long, and what is happening in Iran will affect Syria only positively, as it will allow it to provide greater assistance to a brotherly people," Halqi said.

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