14-06-2021 07:42 AM Jerusalem Timing

Iran, Russia, Syria to Step up Anti-Terror Cooperation

Iran, Russia, Syria to Step up Anti-Terror Cooperation

Iran, Russia and Syria on Thursday have agreed to step up cooperation in their fight against Takfiri terror groups operating across the region.

Iran, Russia and Syria on Thursday have agreed to step up cooperation in their fight against Takfiri terror groups operating across the region.

“We made decisions for what must be done on the regional and operational levels in an agreed upon and coordinated manner,” said Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan following a meeting with his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Sergei Shoigu and Fahd Jassem al-Freij, in Tehran.Defense Ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria

"The terrorists and their supporters must know that the group fighting against them is determined to support this route until the end and will do so,” Dehqan said.

Dehqan also strongly denounced US and Saudi support for what they call “moderate rebels” as further proof of the falsehood of their anti-terror slogans.

He went on to say that the three countries were determined to deliver a “decisive” battle against “all terrorist groups” wreaking havoc in Syria and elsewhere in the region.

Dehqan also reiterated Iran’s support for talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups.

He said Tehran welcomes any cessation of hostilities in Syria provided that it doesn’t allow for a reinforcement of terrorists in the war-torn country.

For his part, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the meeting demonstrates their commitment in fighting terrorism.

The Iranian official who was at the meeting said continuation of support for the Syrian government and people is aimed at establishing stability and security in the country.

He noted that holding the trilateral meeting shows the three countries' indefectible commitment for full-scale fight against Takfiri terrorism and their supporters.

Shamkhani meanwhile, lauded the courageous policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in launching an all-out fight against terrorism in Syria.

On the other hand, Russian Defense ministry  said in a statement that talking points were "priority measures in reinforcing the cooperation" between the defense ministries of the three countries in the fight with Takfiri and al-Nusra Takfiri groups.