Syria’s Assad expects more Iranian support

Syrian President Bashar al Assad expresses his confidence that Iran will back ‘just causes’ as nuclear deal sealed in Vienna

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Syrian President Bashar al Assad expressed on Tuesday his confidence that Iran, his top ally would save no efforts to back "just causes," predicting that Iran would further back his fight against militants after a nuclear deal.

According to SANA, Syrian State Agency, Assad said in a message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"We are confident that the Islamic Republic of Iran will support, with greater drive, just causes of nations and work for peace and stability in the region and the world."

Assad called also the nuclear deal reached in Vienna a "major turning point" in Iran’s history.

Iran has backed the Assad regime in their fight against the rebels since the civil war began in Syria in 2011. Iran also backed the Lebanese Hezbollah in their support to Assad forces and also deployed Iranian military advisers in Syria to help regime forces.   

French President Francois Hollande urged on Tuesday, after the Nuke deal was sealed, Iran to help find a solution for the Syrian crisis

He warned of the economical power of Iran after the deal and sanctions lifting, asserting on its role in the Syrian crisis.

“Iran should be ready to help us to end the [Syrian] conflict,” Hollande said.

The Assad’s statement came after the long-sought-for Iranian nuclear deal has been sealed in Vienna between Iran and the world’s six powers.

The deal between Iran and the so called six world powers including the UK, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States is aimed at monitoring Iran's most sensitive nuclear work for over 12 years in exchange for immediate relief for the country from economic sanctions that have long crippled its economy.

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the deal sealed in Vienna after lengthy negotiations opened the way to a new phase in international relations.

"All the hard work has paid off and we sealed a deal. God bless our people," Reuters quoted one of the diplomats as saying.

Iranian nuclear programme chief Ali Akbar Salehi, said the deal respected his country’s reservations and red lines.

Under the deal, Tehran would have the right to challenge the UN request for site inspection and an arbitration board composed of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated with it would have to decide on the issue.

TRTWorld and agencies