Sunday, February 18, 2007

Iran & Syria - We will make the U.S. fail

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad went to Iran this weekend to discuss the regional troubles in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine in particular. The following is from stories out of Iran Focus and FARS News Agency.

Iran and Syria, have both been linked to fueling secretarian violence and supporting terrorism in Iraq, continue to try and play a larger role in the region. Both countries deny any involvement.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of Syria recently made his rounds through Iran this weekend. Assad met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a visit to Iran on Saturday.

"America's policies have failed in the region ... By creating divisions among Muslim nations, Washington wants to pursue its aims," IRNA quoted Assad as saying during his meeting with Ahmadinejad, who urged "Muslim countries to preserve unity".

Syria is a staunch supporter of Iran's atomic work which Western powers say is aimed at building atomic weapons. More....

In a meeting with Iran's Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here on Saturday, Assad said, "Given the defeats and failures of the US and its allies in the region, specially in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, the US and its allies take every opportunity to create crises.

Assad also said that his country's efforts to develop ties with Iraq are meant to counter the US plots against Syria in Iraq, adding, "Syria seeks to lay a proper ground for the participation of all political, religious and ethnic groups in Iraq's political trend, and this is the ultimate goal of Damascus." More....

More from FARS News - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for further consolidation of the 28-year-long relations between Iran and Syria, which he described as two strategic allies.

Speaking in a meeting with Syrian President Assad here in Tehran on Sunday, the Leader further stated that continued exchange of visits and views between the two countries' officials would consolidate the strong foundations of Iran-Syria ties.

He noted Syria's desirable stances on the difficult and complicated conditions and issues of the region. Ayatollah Khamenei further pointed out that the United States has failed in attaining its goals in Iraq, and continued, "And there is no indication for the materialization of these goals in future either."

Assad added, "But, Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran insist on their stances through full coordination and reliance on their people, making the US fail in achieving its goals."

Khamenei also reminded that in addition to the Untied States' serious problems in the region, the position of the US president has now become so shaky that even his Republican comrades are opposing him. More....

FARS News Agency reported during a joint press conference before seeing off Assad here in Tehran on Sunday, Ahmadinejad viewed the two countries' relations as profound, extensive, brotherly and progressive.

The president said that Assad's visit to Tehran took place while the region is dominated by some special conditions, adding, "Enemies of regional nations, the Islamic Ummah nation and Arab countries, who have been discouraged from dominate the region, are now seeking to sow discord among regional nations."

Ahmadinejad described Iran and Syria as two powerful countries influencing regional equations, and said that coordination and joint action in the region guarantees secured interests of the region and confrontation with enemy plots.

To conclude his remarks, the president invited all the world nations and countries to unity, brotherhood and resistance against satanic plots. More....

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