RNA - “The principled policy of Iran is supporting the Syrian nation and government and defending the country's righteous stance,” Velayati said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud on Saturday.
He stressed the need for preserving Syrian territorial integrity, and said that all the Syrian people irrespective of their ethnic group will defend their country which is more powerful to thwart threats.
According to Fars News Agency, the Syrian ambassador, for his part, presented a report on regional developments, and said that Turkey’s offensive on Syria runs counter to the international regulations.
In relevant remarks in October 2018, Velayati reiterated that the resistance front guarantees Syria's territorial integrity, stressing that Iran will continue its military advisory role in the war-hit country as long as the Syrian government demands.
"The resistance front will not allow separation of even an inch of the Syrian soil. This has made the Americans angry and therefore, they always say that Iran should leave the region," Velayati said in a meeting with a Syrian academic delegation in Tehran.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will remain in Syria as long as the country's government supports Iran's presence to fully guarantee Syria's independence," he added.