Iran, Syria "to create new world order," says Ahmadinejad
Iran and Syria plan to create a new world order, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday.
"Iran and Syria have a joint mission to create a new world order on the basis of justice, humanity and belief in God," Ahmadinejad told visiting Syrian Parliament Speaker Mahmoud al-Abrash, DPA reported.
Syria is Iran's main ally in the Middle East and both countries consider Israel to be their political arch-foe.
"At the current juncture, the role of Iran and Syria is historic and therefore bilateral cooperation should be increased," Mehr news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
The Iranian president said that the Tehran-Damascus front has neutralized the world powers' policies in the Middle East and pushed them into a dead end.
He said the United States would eventually be forced by the two states to stop interference in the region and withdraw its military personnel.
Mehr quoted the Syrian speaker as saying that Iran and Syria would side by side move towards continued resistance and fight against world imperialism.