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Senior adviser to Iranian Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said in a meeting with President Bashar Assad that the 7-year-old war against Syria led by US has not weakened Syria or strengthened Americans since then.
News ID: 69683
Publish Date: 12April 2018 - 18:39

Syria no weaker, US no stronger since outbreak of warTEHRAN(Defapress) Ali Akbar Velayati, who is in Damascus to attend a conference on Palestine, as well as to hold talks with senior officials there, held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two sides conferred on the latest regional developments, the status of bilateral relations, as well as the recent US threats against Syria's territorial integrity and national sovereignty.

Velayati congratulated President al-Assad and the Syrian people on defeating terrorists in the eastern Ghouta and liberating its people and riding them of the terrorists’ crimes.

“It has been seven years since a full-scale war was waged against the Syrian people and government, directly led by the United States and involving tens of other countries,” Velayati said.

He went on to add, “neither Syria is any weaker than seven years ago nor the US any stronger.”

Velayati noted that the nation, government and army of Syria are now more prepared than ever before.

He added that Trump’s positions used to shock others when he first took office, but now they are just treated with derision.

According to SANA, the talks dealt with the accelerated developments in the war on terrorism and the political repercussions resulting from it.

President Assad stressed than any possible military action by the West against Syria will lead to further instability across the region; “the possible attacks that the US and the West are talking about will ultimately endanger the international peace and security,” he added.

The Syrian president went on to say, “any victory achieved by the Resistance forces unsettles the Western countries and prompts them to take suspicious actions in a bid to change equations on the battlefield.”

“The threats of attacking Syria raised by the US and the West are based on lies fabricated by themselves and their takfiri mercenaries,” he said. “Such fabrications were made after Washington and its allies learned about the liberation of Eastern Ghouta and their plans for the region were foiled.”

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