Iran and Syria

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Iranian defense minister arrives in Syria

Iranian defense minister arrives in Syria

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit. Hatami was welcomed by senior Syrian military and defense officials, Iran envoy to Syria Javad Torkabadi and …

 Lavrov: Iran pullout from Syria 'unrealistic'

Lavrov: Iran pullout from Syria 'unrealistic'

Demands for Iran's complete withdrawal from Syria are "unrealistic," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi. The Russian …

Syria assesses cooperation with Russia and Iran

Syria assesses cooperation with Russia and Iran

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria’s conflict. "This topic is not even on the …

ICRC calls for access to Syrian Kurds in Afrin

ICRC calls for access to Syrian Kurds in Afrin

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for greater access to the civilian population of Afrin, declaring that the Turkish Red Crescent lacked credibility among the Syrian Kurds after Turkey’s military operation. …

 Iran establishes military base near Damascus — media

Iran establishes military base near Damascus — media

Iran has established a new permanent military base near Syria’s capital that allegedly has hangers for storing missiles, Fox News TV channel reported. According to Western intelligence sources, the facility is located 12 km …

Rouhani and Cavusoglu discuss regional situation

Rouhani and Cavusoglu discuss regional situation

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, local media reported. Rouhani offered Iranian assistance in helping …

Syria calls for respecting Iran’s sovereignty

Syria calls for respecting Iran’s sovereignty

Syria’s government expressed solidarity with Iran and demanded interference in its internal affairs stopped, the Syrian Arab News Agency(SANA) said on Tuesday, TASS reports. "Syria expresses full solidarity with the …

Iran's Rouhani assures Assad of support

Iran's Rouhani assures Assad of support

“Iran will stand by the Syrian people and the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by state broadcaster IRIB on Saturday in a phone call with Tehran’s main regional ally, Reuters …