16-06-2021 06:11 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iran DM Says Anti-Terror Campaign Needs Firmness, Speed

Iran DM Says Anti-Terror Campaign Needs Firmness, Speed

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said campaign against terrorism needs firmness and speed.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said campaign against terrorism needs firmness and speed.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Iran-Russia-Syria tripartite meeting on Friday, Brigadier General Dehqan described the campaign as duty.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan"Campaign against terrorism will be possible in light of vigilance, unity, firmness and speedy action. On the call of the legal government of Syria, we consider support for government and nation of the country in campaign against terrorism as our duty," the Iranian minister said, according to IRNA news agency.

He said categorical and crushing action against terrorism and restoration of peace and stability in the region and the world are the declared policies of Iran.

Iran will continue offering all-out assistance, including military advice, aid and other humanitarian help to the people of Syria, Dehqan said, stressing that the Islamic Republic's is decisive in campaign against terrorism.

He added that Iran will also prepare the ground for return of war refugees.

Meanwhile, Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij said for his part that blood of Iranian martyrs and its mix with that of Syrian martyrs will undoubtedly result in defeat of terrorism and victory of the axis of resistance.

He lashed out at US, Turkey and certain Persian Gulf states for backing terrorism.

"Those claiming fraternity with Syrian nation are now providing the terrorist Takfiri groups with visible and invisible support, committing the worst crimes in the case of the Syrian nation."

He announced that the leadership, nation and armed forces of Syria are determined to rid Syria of criminal terrorists and their supporters through assistance of the friendly and allied states.