Syria, Iran discuss enhancing relations between their armies

Damascus - Chief of the General Staff of the Army and the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Ali Ayoub on Wednesday held official talks with his Iranian counterpart Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri which touched upon the strategic achievements realized in domain of combating terrorism over the past period.

The two sides also discussed the relations binding the two friendly armies and the mutual desire to enhance these relations and to open new prospects for developing them in the best interest of the two countries and armies, SANA reported.


The viewpoints were identical on most of the discussed issues, particularly with regard to confronting terrorism and the challenges facing the resistance axis.

In a joint press conference following the talks, Lt. Gen. Ayoub said “We held plenary talks which included a comprehensive assessment of all the current developments, and we discussed in details the relations binding our armies and the mutual desire to enhance these relations.”

He affirmed that the Takfiri terrorist project “will end and the war against terrorism will continue till eliminating it completely and restoring security and stability to all the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic.”

“The accumulating military experiences will play a key role in eliminating terrorism, and we are sure that the role of the resistance axis will be further enhanced and its ability to face different challenges will increase,” he added.

Ayoub indicated that “Washington is trying to hinder the advancement of the Syrian Arab Army in its operations against terrorism through the groups which became under its control or through instructing terrorist organizations such as ISIS and others to attack the Syrian Army.”

For his part, Major Gen. Bagheri affirmed that “The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to support the Syrian people, army and leadership in facing terrorism till eliminating it and foiling the schemes hatched by the states which are backing terrorism.”

“We are here in Damascus to coordinate and cooperate in facing our common enemies of Zionists and terrorists,” Major Gen. Bagheri said, adding “We discussed means of enhancing relations in the future and outlined the bilateral cooperation.”