Syria's opposition announced that Tehran-Damascus relations will undergo a dramatic change after the fall of Bashar Assad but for now, the crumbling Syrian regime is close to the Ayatollahs from Iran.
News agencies reported that Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa thanked the Islamic Republic for standing by the Syrian people and government steadfastly during hard times and said that Syrian leaders will never give in to foreign pressure.
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The Syrian official made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Syria Mohammadreza Sheibani in Damascus on Sunday.
Syrian protests (Photo: Reuters)
During the meeting, al-Shara described the relations between Tehran and Damascus as important and strategic, and said the Syrian leaders will never sway under the pressures exerted by foreigners to make them lower their friendly ties with the Muslim Iranian nation.
Sharaa described the Tehran-Damascus relationship as strong and strategic and hailed the two countries’ efforts and cooperation meant to reinforce the resistance front against the "Zionist regime".
In response, Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Reza Ra'ouf Sheibani said he deplored the western countries, especially the US, for meddling in Syria's internal affairs, and said the West uses human rights as a pretext to promote its interfering policies in the Arab country and the world.
The death toll in Sunday's clashes between Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and those who oppose the regime in Damascus has climbed to 27, according to reports.
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