Iran and Syria

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syrian President Bashar Assad paid a working visit to Tehran for the first time in more than three years and met with the Iranian leadership on Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Assad discussed bilateral relations as …

Top Iranian diplomat visits Syria for political talks

Top Iranian diplomat visits Syria for political talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian travelled to Damascus for talks with senior Syrian authorities. Heading a delegation of Foreign Ministry officials, Amirabdollahian left Tehran for Damascus on Wednesday morning. …

Iran continues to support Assad, Iranian Foreign Minister says

Iran continues to support Assad, Iranian Foreign Minister says

Iran will continue to support Syria in its fight against Al-Qaeda and IS (both terrorist organizations prohibited in Russia), Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said. The Iranian minister continues his tour of the Middle …

Iran's UN envoy: Syrian crisis has no military solution

Iran's UN envoy: Syrian crisis has no military solution

Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said the Syrian crisis has no military solution and must therefore be settled peacefully and in full conformity with international law, …

Iran ready to help Turkey-Syria dialogue

Iran ready to help Turkey-Syria dialogue

Tehran is ready to help for talks between Syria and Turkey to reach an understanding, Iranian ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. "Iran has always backed political means to resolve disputes...and Tehran is happy …

Mousavi: Tehran hopes situation in Syria to be resolved

Mousavi: Tehran hopes situation in Syria to be resolved

Tehran rejects Turkey’s establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, adding that the integrity of Tehran’s key regional ally should be respected. …

Iran to take control of vital Syrian port?

Iran to take control of vital Syrian port?

Iran is preparing to take control of Syria’s main commercial port in Latakia, advancing its plans to secure a trade route from Tehran to the Mediterranean and establishing a significant foothold on Israel’s doorstep, the Times …

Netanyahu: Israel to prevent Iran presence in Syria

Netanyahu: Israel to prevent Iran presence in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country’s policy is geared not to let Iran establish itself in Syria. "Our policy is unchanged: to undermine the establishment of Iran in Syria and to …

Iran's Zarif calls for Idlib to be 'cleaned out'

Iran's Zarif calls for Idlib to be 'cleaned out'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that armed groups must be "cleaned out" of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, Al Jazeera reported citing Iranian media. Zarif made the remarks …