The Leader of the Islamic Revolution received Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran on Monday, February 25.
“The Americans and their allies have failed in Syria and they are angry. So watch out for their new plots! “, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, during his meeting with the Syrian President.
Ayatollah Khamenei said: “We believe that supporting Syria is the equivalent of supporting the Resistance and we are proud to have adopted such an approach.
“The resistance of the Syrian president and people and their perseverance on the path of the Resistance” is, in Ayatollah Khamenei’s view, the very secret of Syria’s victory that defeated the Americans and their regional henchmen.
Receiving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday also and above all spoke of the importance of ensuring that the Americans cannot plot new plots in Syria in the future.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that for the IAM, supporting the Syrian government and people is supporting the axis of the Resistance. “We are deeply proud to support the Syrian people and government,” added the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
The Leader pointed out that the IAM had remained with the Syrian government and people since the beginning of the crisis in Syria.
“Thanks to the resistance and support of its people, Syria has defeated a grand coalition composed of the United States and its European and regional allies,” said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
The victory of the axis of the Resistance in Syria has angered Americans and may even lead them to plan new conspiracies, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said.
For example, the Leader “referred to the buffer zone” that the Americans are trying to create in Syria. “This is an example of their dangerous plots that will have to be forcefully dismissed,” he said.
“The American plan to reserve an effective presence on the Iraq-Syrian border” is another example of American plots, according to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
On this subject, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said:
“Iran and Syria represent the strategic depth of each other. The power and very identity of the Resistance current depend on this constant strategic link and on this background, the enemy will never be able to carry out its plans. »
Ayatollah Khamenei also mentioned an enemy miscalculation regarding the Syrian case. From the perspective of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the enemy made a fatal mistake by confusing Syria with some Arab countries in the region; when even in those countries, the popular movement was in the direction of resistance and it was actually an uprising against the United States and the regimes under its control.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called for the strengthening and expansion of comings and goings and relations between Iranian and Syrian Ulemas.
Calling on the Syrian people and government to preserve their spirit of resistance, the Leader addressed the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, in the following terms
“Thanks to the resistance you have shown, you have become the hero of the Arab world. Thanks to you, the Resistance has gained power and grandeur throughout the region. »
Ayatollah Khamenei also prayed for the success of the entire Syrian people, as well as for the health of President Assad and his family.
For his part, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked the IAM for its “unconditional support” to his country. He made the connection between the eight years of war imposed on Syria and the years of war imposed on Iran[by the former Iraqi Baathist regime and its US ally].
“The IAM has been at our side during this time, demonstrating tremendous dedication. I would therefore like to congratulate you and all Iranians on the victory on the horizon today and also extend my deepest thanks to you,” said the Syrian President.
President Assad denounced the hypotheses that Syria had reached the end of its rope. “The Iranian and Syrian peoples are two nations proud of their identity and intellectual line,” said Bashar al-Assad, adding that “the achievements achieved today are certainly the result of the Resistance.
“Many countries have always been the object of American anger and believed that only America could determine the fate of the entire world. This misconception is collapsing thanks to the resistance of the people,” Assad added, referring to the heavy damage that blind resignation to the United States has caused some countries around the world.
Assad also referred to the divisionist efforts of Americans and their regional allies to sow discord between different ethnic groups or religions in Syria, to say:
“These actions have given the opposite result. Currently in Syria, Kurds and tribes have good relations with the government. And even some groups with a history of disputes or even clashes with the government are now taking a stand with the government, to the great displeasure of the United States and Saudi Arabia. »
Finally, President Assad said that strengthening religious ties, including between Iranian and Syrian Ulemas, would provide an opportunity to combat takfirist currents. He also added that Tehran and Damascus should consider continuously expanding their economic relations; “the strengthening of Syrian-Iranian ties would certainly be an important factor that could neutralize the plots of the enemies of both the Syrian and Iranian peoples”.