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Khamenei's adviser: defending Syria, Iraq equals defending Iran

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the  Iranian  Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Kham
A senior adviser to Khamenei says Iran equates defending Syria and Iraq with defending itself, Press TV reported on Sunday.

“We consider defending Syria and Iraq and their sovereignty to be defending ourselves because preserving the stability of regional countries and preventing their disintegration is very crucial to regional stability"said Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Khamenei international affairs.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Iranian State Secretary at the German Federal Foreign Office Markus Ederer in Tehran.

Iran maintains a presence in Syria and Iraq at their official invitations to fight terrorism, he added.

Iran has been lending advisory military support to Damascus and Baghdad. Both Arab states have, time and again, lauded the contribution made by Iran.
Last Modified: Sunday، 07 May 2017 03:27 PM
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