Bashar al-Assad


  • Syrian President Bashar Assad 2023-03-17 20:04

    Assad hails Iran-Saudi deal as ‘wonderful surprise’

    TEHRAN – Syrian President Bashar Assad has welcomed a Chinese-brokered deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore their diplomatic relations, saying the deal is a “wonderful surprise.”

  • Amir Abdollahian 2023-03-10 21:45

    Iran lambastes Israeli strikes on Syria amid devastating quake

    TEHRAN- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday sharply criticized the Zionist regime’s military operations against Syria as the Arab country is grappling Feb. 6 devastating earthquake.

  • Arab nations warming up to Syria 2023-02-28 22:36

    By Ali Karbalaei

    Arab nations warming up to Syria

    TEHRAN- In further signs of warming ties with the country, more Arab diplomats have made trips to Damascus for the first time since the 2011 war on Syria.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2023-01-15 22:44

    Amir Abdollahian to Assad: Iran will keep assisting Syria sternly

    TEHRAN - On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian reassured Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that his nation will maintain "its robust support" for Syria, emphasizing that Iran regards Syria's security and prosperity to be its own.

  • Iran, Syria 2023-01-15 22:23

    By Sadegh Fereydounabadi

    Iran, Syria reiterate strength of ties 

    TEHRAN – After a visit to Lebanon, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian traveled to Syria amid a flurry of diplomatic overtures in the region aimed at reconciliation. 

  • Amir Abdollahian 2023-01-14 22:35

    Amir Abdollahian meets senior Syrian officials

    TEHRAN- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian paid a visit to Damascus on Saturday to hold talks with senior Syrian authorities, including President Bashar Al-Assad.

  • Assad 2022-11-26 20:02

    Syrian president praises Iran, Hezbollah as key allies

    TEHRAN- Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, has said that Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is seen as a vital ally of Damascus and that Iran is a significant backer of his country.

  • Syria envoy 2022-08-30 18:55

    Iranian ambassador meets UNHCR representative in Syria

    TEHRAN - Sivanka Dhanapala, the UNHCR representative in Syria, and Mahdi Sobhani, the Iranian ambassador to Damascus, met on Monday to discuss a variety of topics, including the most recent developments in the West Asian nation and the region as well as the Syrian refugees.

  • Raisi- Assad 2022-07-10 21:29

    Raisi phones Assad, says Tehran opposes intervention in Syria

    TEHRAN — In a phone call late on Saturday, Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi told his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad that Tehran supports maintaining peace and stability in Syria and strongly opposes foreign interference in the country.

  • Assad-Amir Abdollahian 2022-07-03 21:21

    FM to Assad: We understand Turkey’s concerns, yet we oppose war

    TEHRAN— Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian who visited Damascus for the fourth time in his tenure met with the country’s President Bashar Assad on Saturday.

  • Amir-Abdollahian 2022-05-10 21:36

    FM says Iran to continue backing Syria in terror fight

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran's foreign minister, has emphasized Tehran's continuous collaboration with Damascus in the battle against terrorist groups and extremism.

  • Meeting 2022-05-09 21:15

    The important message Assad visit signals

    TEHRAN – Syrian President Bashar Assad’s surprise visit to Tehran on Sunday has been hailed as a turning point in Iran-Syria relations in the wake of the recent Arab opening to Syria, which led to speculations over a possible torpor in the two countries’ ties. 

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2022-05-09 19:03

    Assad visit carries important message: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that the latest visit by Syrian President Bashar Assad to Tehran carries an important message.

  • Assad-Leader 2022-05-08 16:40

    Syrian President Assad visits Iran, meets Leader

    Ayatollah Khamenei says Syria has won international war

    TEHRAN — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unannounced visit to Iran on Sunday morning and met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.

  • Raisi 2022-04-17 22:04

    Raisi felicitates Syrian president on National Day

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated his counterpart President Bashar al-Assad on National Day of the Syrian Arab Republic.

  • Khaji 2022-03-02 23:28

    Iran’s senior aide meets Syrian president

    TEHRAN- President Bashar al-Assad of Syria hosted Ali Asghar Khaji, the senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, and his accompanying group in Damascus on Tuesday.

  • Luna Shabl 2022-01-19 22:02

    “Syria will respond to loyalty with loyalty”

    Assad advisor: There is no Iranian military unit in Syria

    TEHRAN — Syrian-Iranian connections are long-standing and historic, advisor to the Syrian president says, rejecting rumors that Iran has deployed military forces in Syria.

  • Mehdi sobhani 2021-11-27 18:07

    Iran-Syria cooperation continues at highest level: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Syria Mehdi Sobhani has spoken about the strategic relationship that has brought Iran together with Syria since the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran, pointing to the mutual support that the two countries have provided to each other at different stages of the life of this relationship, and the economic war they are fighting with courage against Washington's sanctions.

  • Amir Abdollahian Assad 2021-11-21 20:16

    Iran-Syria ties stronger than ever

    TEHRAN – With the civil war in Syria grinding to a halt by the day, some Arab states have moved from totally blockading the Syrian government to exploring avenues for repairing ties with Damascus.

  • Iran-Syria 2021-11-17 20:40

    Saudi-Israeli propaganda against Iran and Syria fails

    TEHRAN— Last week, Al Arabiya, a Saudi TV channel, said that Iran’s advisor in Syria, Brigadier General Mustafa Javad Ghaffari, has been expelled from Syria, following a dispute with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Why did the Saudi-Israeli plot surfaced at such complicated time? The Tehran Times explores why.

  • Omar Rahmoun 2021-11-15 18:50

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Syria will attend the next Arab summit in Algeria, Syrian politician predicts

    TEHRAN – A member of the Syrian National Reconciliation Committee says his country will be present at the next Arab summit in Algeria.

  • Assad-UAE FM 2021-11-12 21:24

    Iran-Syria ties under spotlight amid UAE diplomatic outreach

    TEHRAN – After long years of antagonism, some Arab states are trying out a new approach toward Syria in a bid to revive what came to be known as the Arab role in the war-torn country.

  • UAE minister makes landmark trip to Damascus 2021-11-10 18:12

    UAE minister makes landmark trip to Damascus

    TEHRAN - In yet another sign of improving relations between the Syrian government and U.S. Arab allies in West Asia, the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister has met with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. The same Persian Gulf Kingdom that is widely believed to have supported foreign backed militants ten years ago who tried but failed to overthrow the government.

  • Amir Abdollahian Assad 2021-10-10 21:20

    Diplomatic atmosphere has changed in favor of Syria: Amir Abdollahian

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Saturday that the situation has changed in favor of Syria, citing the atmosphere in the recent UN General Assembly meeting as a proof for his comment.

  • مراسم تحلیف بشار اسد 2021-07-17 19:00

    Syrian President Bashar Assad sworn in for fourth seven-year term

    Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Saturday for a fourth seven-year term in the war-torn country.

  • Raeisi 2021-06-19 23:02

    Foreign regional leaders congratulate Iran’s president-elect Raeisi

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message on Saturday congratulating the election of Ebrahim Raeisi as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Syria 2021-05-29 18:42

    Iran congratulates Syria on ‘successful’ presidential election

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian Foreign Ministry have congratulated Syria on holding a successful presidential election which resulted in another seven-year term for President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Rouhani 2021-04-17 17:14

    Rouhani congratulates Assad on Syrian National Day

    TEHRAN— In a message on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran congratulated his Syrian counterpart Bashar Al-Assad on National Day of the Syrian Arab Republic.

  • بشار اسد 2020-11-11 14:56

    Assad says U.S. pressure, sanctions obstructing return of refugees

    Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Wednesday blamed U.S. sanctions and pressure on the United Nations and Syria’s neighbors for the reticence of more than 5 million refugees who fled the conflict there to return.

  • Assad 2020-10-05 18:12

    Assad lauds Iran, Russia for Syria peace efforts

    TEHRAN – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lauded the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation for their role in the Syrian peace negotiations.