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    Iran Vows to Continue Support for Syria in Fight Against Terrorism

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    Iran is going to continue support for Syria in its fight against terrorism to ensure regional security, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president said that the aid for Syria was based on the Iranian belief that terrorism posed a major threat to the region and the entire world.

    “The Islamic Republic of Iran will keep assisting Syria in the fight against terrorism and in the establishment of security in the region,” Rouhani said at a meeting with Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hadiya Khalaf Abbas in Tehran, as quoted by the Tasnim news agency.

    He pointed out that retaining territorial integrity of neighboring states was a priority of the Iranian policy adding that nobody would profit from changing borders.

    Rouhani also said that Iran would focus on delivering humanitarian aid to Syrian people.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, such as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham (also known as Nusra Front, or Jabhat al-Nusra), both of which are banned in Russia and a range of other countries.


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