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Assad Visits Tehran, Meets Ayatollah Khamenei For First Time Since Start Of War

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Assad Visits Tehran, Meets Ayatollah Khamenei For First Time Since Start Of War

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On February 25, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Tehran where he met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and other top officials. This was the first such visit since the start of the war.

During the meeting, Assad expressed his gratitude to Iran for all that it has done for Syria during the conflict. The Syrian presidency added that the leaders “reviewed the fraternal and strong relations between their two peoples, which have been the main factor in maintaining Syria and Iran in the face of plots by enemy countries”.

Khamenei told Assad that the resistance of Syrian president and people as the main reason behind the defeat of the United States and its regional mercenaries.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers supporting the Syrian government and people as helping the resistance movement and current, and takes pride in it from the bottom of its heart,” Khamenei said adding that “The issue of the buffer zone, which Americans seek to establish in Syria, is among those dangerous plots that must be categorically rejected and stood against.”

Iran and Syria are each other’s strategic depth and the identity and power of the resistance front depends on this continued and strategic relationship. This will prevent enemies from making their plans operational,” he added.

Khamenei also praised the role of Assad in the conflict.

“Through your steadfastness, you [Assad] turned into the hero of the Arab world and the resistance in the region has gained more power and credit through you,” he stressed noting that Iran will continue to stand by the Syrian nation “because considers this as helping the resistance front and movement.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who also met with Assad, noted that his country is ready to participate in rebuilding of Syria and restoring its stability.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood by the Syrian nation and government in the fight against terrorism in Syria and has spared no efforts in this regard,” the Iranian president said.

This meeting is another example of the deep ties, which had developed between Damascus and Tehran in the course of the ongoing conflict. These ties will likely grow further as there are almost no preconditions, which can limit the Iranian influence in the government-held part of the country.

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  • Johann Kruger

    First, I hope your wife is well. Second, go,go. Many like me support you and stand in awe at your resiliance and bravery. My God keep you safe.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Asma Assad had successful treatment and is doing well. What most media did not mention is that Dr. Assad made a stop over in Iraq as well. Iran, Iraq and Syria are creating a very coordinated united resistance front that is just getting started with Hezbollah commanding the Mediterranean region. Iranian tough line is getting results as even Pakistan now is fencing its borders or would have faced a military incursion by the Sepah in Pakistani occupied Baluchistan. There is also consensus now to go on the offensive in Syria against the headchoppers and Zionists.

  • potcracker777

    BREAKING NEWS

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mahammed Javad Zarif announces resignation from his post in a statement on his Instagram account.
    “I am apologising you for all the shortcomings … in the past years during my time as foreign minister … I thank the Iranian nation and officials,” he wrote on his Instagram page jzarif_ir.

    WAR IS ON THE HORIZON…….the resistance aint gonna take no more bs!!!

    • Nowruz

      Zarif helped negotiate the JCPOA (which was a deal the US wanted in hopes that everyone would abide by the US unilaterally withdrawing). Khamenei last year mentioned that he was disappointed with the deal. A lot of Iranians were calling for Zarif to resign from his position.

      • Manofjustice

        Is it possible for you to translate the text on the image if you don’t mind ?

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUTD0CBv73/?utm_source=ig_embed

        • Nowruz

          He basically said what was implied in my post.

          “I sincerely apologize for the inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during my service. Be happy and worthy.” Zarif’s post.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          His post on Instagram thanked the Iranian people and authorities but gave no reason for the resignation.

          “I apologize for not being able to continue in the post and for all the shortcomings and flaws in the period,” is the exact translation from Farsi.

          • Tommy Jensen

            Zarif just did what most Western sheeple do.
            He was hoping this time with the Americans it would be different.

      • Sinbad2

        Trusting America is a fools errand.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Even the senile old evil Jew Kissinger would agree with that :)

          • Sinbad2

            “If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be anti-Semitic,”(Henry Kissinger)

          • Sinbad2

            To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.(Henry Kissinger)

          • Zionism = EVIL

            After they left their ally “shah” to die homeless and had to be buried in Egypt. They kicked him out of the Jew hospital in NY with tubes sticking out of his dying body.

          • Tommy Jensen

            ……but the Shah was useful for some time. He got too dirty and had to be replaced.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        As I has posted months ago, Rouhani and Zarif have been a national and international disaster for Iran. Only a hardliner with military experience can guide Iran through these tough times. Iranian position is hardening as it should.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Iran needs hardliners with battle experience at the top. Zarif was a green card holding CIA agent and a disaster for Iran. As most people know Zarif was recruited by the Americunts when he was at the UN and then he did a stint for them at Harvard. Iran faces an existential threat from Americunt warmongers and Zionist parasites and only a tough united government will stand up to all challenges. No one took Zarif seriously. Mottaki was a far better resistance FM during the Ahmadinejad administration. The smiling clown Rouhani is next to be replaced, perhaps with Ghalibaf, another ex-Sepah general. Bagher-Ghalibaf, a former IRGC air wing commander and Mayor of Tehran.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Interestingly, Ali Akbar Velayati, one of the original revolutionaries dating back to the founding of the Islamic Republic and FM for long time, more than 15 years, steering Iran through its most difficult period was also present. He is a very close advisor to Sayyed Ali Khemenei on defence and foreign relations.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be1b5ff329d9cd36bfe2c73dc579796ffa31f6a68117a403ee919422fa5cf199.jpg

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    very good

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Sayyed Ali Khamenei met with Dr. Assad for over 2 hours alone without any advisors.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f534bbe13e17a7aaafd200e933875901e30fd2bb4892d5d5833e1adea09b74ec.jpg

      • verner

        defeats are hard to take and harder when you have to tell your taxpayer that their hard earned dollars were spent on nothing and this is a defeat for the morons in washington dc. and, add this to all the other defeats chalked up by the white house and your mind boggles over the unrelenting stupidity shown by the morons and the summary is that washington dc is just so dumb that moronic dunces is a suitable epithet.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Iran is the only dependable friend Syria has, there is unanimous unity on supporting Syria throughout Iranian society as the alternative is far worse. Iran is shifting to the hardliners fast as it should have done years ago. Zarif with a Americunt green card was a disaster for Iran.

    • paul ( original )

      The Supreme Leader and President Assad looked very pleased to be meeting together in the video shown above. I can not say the same for the meeting between Assad and Rouhani. In the video Rouhani looked tense and ill at ease. I think may be the Iranian ‘moderates’ have had their day and finally the Supreme Leader has had enough of them. He gave then their chance and it turned at extremely badly for Iran.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Good analysis. The problem is that Iran is dealing with savages like Americunts and Zionists who don’t play by the rules or honor any treaty or goodwill. The Americunt savages only respect those who can stand up to their bullying. Ahmedinejad was the president when Iran was relatively weaker, but he never blinked, today Iran is in a much stronger position and even some of the mullahs now want Iran to go nuclear and test a nuke. The Friday PrayerImam of Tehran and influential conservative cleric Ahmad Khatami has said that Iran “has the formula for building a nuclear bomb.”

        IRNA reports that during a mourning ceremony in Mashhad on February 9
        Khatami has announced, “Iran never had the intention to build an atomic
        bomb. Of course we have the formula but we do not want to use weapons of
        mass destruction.”Iran has been able to enrich uranium to 20 percent, which is relatively easy to enrich further to more than the 90 percent needed for a nuclear bomb.

        • paul ( original )

          The thing is that Russia also needs to learn that in dealing with the Americans they are dealing with an entity that does not play by the rules or honour any treaty. Similarly China needs to understand the same. I am not certain that they do. May be I am wrong and they are just playing a ‘long game’. In the end the ‘resistance front’ needs to include those countries America wants to destroy.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            From recent statements, I believe the Russian military understands that Americunts are pure evil and have no honor and the Jews also threaten Russia. The Chinese are mostly in for money but their CCP Politburo does understand that eventually they will have to fight the Americunts in the South China seas and over Taiwan. Putin is enslaved to the Jew Oligarchs and is totally untrustworthy. In the final analysis, Syria is a regional issue and can only be solved by the Axis of Resistance. Iran has been around for 3,000 years and now the Shia Crescent is well and truly formed and can not be undone. It is sheer demography that is driving events.

          • verner

            putin is no friend of the squatters but tolerate them halfheartedly but will hit them hard and fast should they misbehave. as to america he is a much better chess-player than trump, or fatso or bedbugcrazy bolton but realizes that an open confrontation spells disaster and must be avoided and meanwhile he’s making certain that he has some gruesome missiles that can hit an ant’s behind anywhere in the great nothing that is moronistan (aka usa). china is doing the same, keeping a low profile but is gearing up the arsenal they will need when the morons come calling, as they will, with a lot of fanciful hardware, which, incidentally won’t help them anything much since boots on the ground is what decides wars and the morons still think that airwave after airwave with f35s of strategic bombers will make the day – it wont and china, together with russia, will be in a position to obliterate moronistan in a flash should it come to that, which the morons avoid thinking about.

  • Luke Hemmming

    Fantastic news and goodwill to both countries. Well done to Iran and Assad. Keep up the resistance. Let’s hope the rumours about the US attacking Iran in April/May turn out to be nothing more than just that… rumours.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Zero chance of that happening. Americunts and Zionist parasites know the consequences. Been barking for 40 years and could not do a damn thing, and now Iran is at its strongest and will go nuclear if even a bullet is fired.

      • Sinbad2

        Logic does not apply when you are dealing with fanatics, and the Americans are fanatics.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          They are mad cowards though. To invade Iraq, they had to assemble 1 million puppet soldiers. Iran is 4 times the size of Iraq and can hit back. Americunt economy is up the creek and will collapse if a asymmetrical war starts. That is why they are buying Paki mercenaries with Saudi money. That will fail too.

          • Sinbad2

            If the US invaded, or started a bombing campaign, Iran would close the gulf.
            18 million barrels a day flows out of the gulf, that’s nearly a $billion a day, and it’s all been sold in US dollars.
            The US economy would collapse within weeks, that’s why Iran is so confident, they know the US will never use force.

  • Estranghero Arafat

    Rasul Saw said a muslim country should never make an alliance with ZIONIST EVILS. May Almighty Allah bless all Muslims believers and help the muslim countrys from disaster ameen.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      No human should even look at the Zionist evil scum, let alone make alliances.

    • BL

      Your terrorist prophet (Shit be upon his grave) was a Jewish agent himself. His job was to fulfil the Talmudic commandment to make the entire world bow down to the God of Israel, which he called “Allah” in Arabic.

      • verner

        whatever, but the only matter of paramount importance today is to rid the world of the squatters presently occupying palestinian land – that is the only thing that needs to be done. and,lo and behold, anti-semitism is part of the process since financial contributions from abroad is what keeps the squatters going in their murderous and thieving endeavour to DEPALESTINATE the stolen land. and if you arrange collections or give financial help to the squatters, you’re complicit in the murders, in the thieving and the entire DEPALESTINATION-program and the consequences for such complicity is anti-semitism! a corollary with other words.

        • Tommy Jensen

          Who actually stole what?
          Acc to the bible, jews and Judea have roots 3000 years in the area. Then occupied by Egypt, Greece, Persia, Rome, Christians, Arabs.
          The Palestinian/Israel quarrel look more like a game with International players of both sides to me, thus no side is better than the other.

          Both US and UK could close the Israel/Palestine case the day tomorrow if they wanted.

          • Jimmy Jim

            Them Ayrabs got them digs in the west bank long before them Yids did.

  • verner

    at long last and I trust it spells doom for the squatters in the near future.