Assad praises Iran nuclear deal as “great victory”


Bashar al-Assad. File photo

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad considered Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers as a “great victory” for the Iranian government.

Assad sent a message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, congratulating him on the deal that was reached on Tuesday. 

“We are happy that the Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved a great victory by reaching this agreement,” Syrian state agency SANA quoted Assad as saying. 

“In the name of the Syrian people, I congratulate you and the people of Iran on this historic achievement,” he said. 

Assad congratulated Tehran on the deal, which he said would be a “major turning point in the history of Iran, the region and the world.” 

“This agreement provides a clear recognition on the part of world powers of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, while preserving the national rights of your people and confirming the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Assad said. 

In the meantime, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem also welcomed the agreement, saying it underlined “the importance of adopting diplomacy and political solutions to resolve international disagreements.”


Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi 

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