First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said on Monday that Iran backs current reforms in Syria and strongly opposes to foreign intervention and supporting terrorism in Syria and other countries, IRNA reports.
Rahimi made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud.
The Iranian and Syrian officials are determined to broaden ties and cooperation, Rahimi said adding that exchange of visits by high ranking officials help broaden all-out relations between the two nations.
Interests of Iranian and Syrian nations are interrelated, Rahimi said adding that the enemies try to exert pressure on Iran by toughening economic sanctions and trigger war and bloodshed in Syria to attain their sinister goals, but to no avail.
He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran backs Syria and seriously defends the Syrian government in its struggle with the enemies and terrorists.
The Syrian ambassador, for his part, said the Islamic Republic of Iran is the cradle of civilization and lofty values and appreciated Iranˈs stand supporting Syrian people in their struggle with the enemies.
Despite of widescale media propaganda against Iran, the countryˈs reputation among nations in the region mainly the Syrian people are on rise and the enemiesˈ conspiracies to this effect did not bear fruit, he said.
Current developments in Syria are getting better, he said adding that the Syrian people call for immediate withdrawal of alien forces and the Syrian government is ready to negotiate with political parties to help resolve the crisis.