Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voices support for Syrian resistance

Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday lauded what he called the Syrian government’s resistance against terrorism.

“Syria is on the frontline, so our duty is to support the Syrian resistance,” Khamenei said in a meeting with the visiting Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments, Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed, and a number of Syrian clerics.

He praised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his “fight and resistance” against his country’s enemies.

“The enemy cannot do anything against a dignified nation whose leaders are proud about Islam and their identity,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

He also urged the Muslim states to set aside their differences and unite so that “their enemies cannot do anything.”

For his part, al-Sayyed conveyed Assad’s greetings to Khamenei, expressing gratitude to Iran for its supports to Damascus in its fight against terrorism.

Iran, a close ally of Syria, has played a major role in the war against terrorism in the Arab state.