Syria President Assad with Iran Majlis foreign policy committee member Alaeddin Boroujerdi. Syria has been fighting US-backed rebels for over a year., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Assad vows Syria will defeat 'foreign conspiracy'
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:0PM GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country will eventually foil the foreign plot being waged against the Arab nation.
"The Syrian people will not allow this conspiracy to achieve its objectives and will defeat it at any price," Assad said during a meeting with the visiting Chairman of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi in Damascus on Sunday.
He added, “Foreign powers have targeted Syria to complete their plan in the region.”
”Whatever close cooperation that western countries and some regional states develop to persuade Syria to step back from its stances, Damascus will continue its resistance strategy and defend the legal rights of nations,” he pointed out.
Syrian president also emphasized that his country will not change its principal and stances and that the plots of western countries and their allies will fail.
Boroujerdi, for his part, said that Syria’s security is Iran's security and that the two countries have common interests.
He emphasized Iran's constant support of the Syrian government and nation at all levels, saying that his country will continue helping Damascus with any plan that can get Syria out of the current crisis.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Saturday the Islamic Republic will put forward its proposal to resolve Syria’s crisis during the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran in late August.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on the same day that Tehran’s initiative to settle the Syrian unrest is based on the six-point peace plan proposed by former UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011, with many people, including large number of security forces, killed in the turmoil.
While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of the killings, Damascus blames outlaws, saboteurs and insurgents for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.