Bashar al-Assad

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  • Syria’s oil fields 2019-11-01 14:56

    By Martin Love

    A short rant after a personal visit to Syria

    NORTH CAROLINA - So, is there some kind of looming military confrontation between Russia and the United States in eastern Syria around Syria’s oil fields, which the U.S. in a pirate role has more or less claimed as its own and seems to be all about looting the oil there?

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) welcomes a Russian delegation headed by the Kremlin’s special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev (front L) in Damascus, Syria, October 18, 2019. (Photo by SANA) 2019-10-19 12:16

    Turkish invasion must stop, all foreign troops must leave Syria: Assad

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has demanded a complete halt to Turkey's operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, and a full withdrawal of foreign forces illegally present in Syrian territories.

  • Abdollah Shahbazi 2019-10-15 10:50

    By Abdollah Shahbazi

    Iran has foiled hostile plan in the region 

    Thirteen years ago, the situation in the region was highly disappointing. There were predictions about fragmentation in the region by enormous developments, from which Iran would not survive. Iran was definitely supposed to be at the heart of the disturbance. The chaos started with the Syrian civil war in March 2011. 

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2019-10-07 19:55

    Amir Abdollahian: Ayatollah Khamenei told Assad in 2011 that Syrian people were Iran’s redline

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, has said that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011, when the riots first broke out in Syria, that the Syrian people are Iran’s redline.

  • Media 2019-04-27 10:16

    By Alan Macleod 

    Dictator: Media code for ‘Government we don’t like’

    FAIR - Let’s start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! I’m willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the title, but precisely because these are the figures most constantly labeled as such by our media.

  • zarif 2019-04-17 20:01

    Trump administration ignoring intl. law, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the Donald Trump government is ignoring international law.

  • Zarif, Assad discuss new developments in the region 2019-04-16 20:08

    Iranian FM says all Astana group members must respect their obligations

    Zarif and Assad hold talks on Golan Heights , Syria conflict and Astana dialogue

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Tuesday with Syrian President Bashar al Assad shortly after arriving in Damascus.

  • ghaani 2019-03-06 20:08

    ‘General Soleimani and Zarif are friends’

    TEHRAN - Esmail Gha’ani, deputy commander of the IRGC Quds Force, said on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, are “friends”.

  • Zarif not informed about Assad trip to Tehran: spokesman 2019-03-05 22:00

    Zarif not informed about Assad trip to Tehran: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was not informed about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Tehran last week and that was a reason he submitted his resignation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday.

  • Zarif says will visit Syria in near future 2019-03-05 19:57

    Zarif says will visit Syria in near future

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that he will pay a visit to Syria in the near future.

  • Assad’s Tehran visit shows Iranian status: envoy 2019-03-03 20:30

    Assad’s Tehran visit shows Iranian status: envoy

    TEHRAN – The Syrian Ambassador to Beirut, Ali Abdel Karim Ali, said on Sunday the recent visit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Tehran sent a message to the world that Iran is a top priority for Syria and will play an important role in the country’s future.

  • Assad’s visit to Tehran sign of unwavering Syrian-Iran ties: expert 2019-03-03 11:45

    By Payman Yazdani

    Assad’s visit to Tehran sign of unwavering Syrian-Iran ties: expert

    TEHRAN - Touching upon Iran’s important role in Syrian victory over Washington’s destructive proxy war, Anthony Cartalucci says Assad’s visit to Tehran is a sign of unwavering Syrian-Iran ties.

  • Assad trip communicates Iran’s plan to stay in Syria: cleric 2019-03-01 20:20

    Assad trip communicates Iran’s plan to stay in Syria: cleric

    TEHRAN – Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahedi Kermani says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent visit to Iran sent a clear message to the Israeli regime and the U.S. that the Islamic republic would stay in Syria.

  • ‘No link between Zarif’s resignation and Assad’s trip to Tehran’ 2019-02-28 01:39

    ‘No link between Zarif’s resignation and Assad’s trip to Tehran’

    TEHRAN – A senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker has ruled out any link between Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation and Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s Monday visit to Tehran.

  • Leader-Assad meeting was a ‘blissful’ event: Jannati 2019-02-27 20:55

    Leader-Assad meeting was a ‘blissful’ event: Jannati

    TEHRAN – Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati on Wednesday described as “blissful” the recent meeting between Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

  • Assad’s message while in Tehran 2019-02-27 08:57

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Assad’s message while in Tehran

    TEHRAN - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran and his meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and our President Hassan Rouhani, has terrified once again the enemies of the axis of resistance and regional security, especially the axis of evil – the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia.  

  • Rouhani meets Assad, says Iran ready to help rebuild Syria 2019-02-26 22:17

    Rouhani meets Assad, says Iran ready to help rebuild Syria

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic has always stood by the Syrian nation and government in the fight against terrorism and will spare no efforts to restore peace to the war-torn country.

  • Assad, Putin's green light for battle of Idlib 2019-02-24 12:45

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Assad, Putin's green light for battle of Idlib

    TEHRAN - All eyes are on Idlib and the terrorist group’s fate there. Media are reporting on massive preparations by the Syrian army and its dispatch to the northern fronts of the country.

  • ‘Those who competed to topple Assad now opening embassies in Syria’ 2019-01-29 20:45

    ‘Those who competed to topple Assad now opening embassies in Syria’

    TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff, said on Tuesday the enemies know well that they would receive a crushing response from Iran in the event of taking military action against Iran.

  • jahangiri 2019-01-29 20:40

    Jahangiri: West should thank forerunners in terror fight

    TEHRAN – Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that West should praise Syria and other countries which have been leading the war on terrorism.

  • بشار اسد و فلاحت پیشه 2019-01-15 20:19

    Officials call for closer Tehran-Damascus ties

    TEHRAN – The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee and Syrian President Bashar Assad in a Monday meeting underlined the importance of enhanced ties between the two countries.

  • James Jeffrey, the US special representative in Syria 2018-12-18 13:27

    U.S. accepts Assad staying in Syria

    The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different."

  • بشار اسد و جابری انصاری 2018-12-17 20:39

    Iran’s Syria negotiator talks constitution, election with Assad

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Syria negotiator Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Sunday evening met with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

  • بشار اسد 2018-12-14 15:13

    Assad says Syria reconstruction to cost $400bn

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad predicts that Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state.

  • zarif 2018-09-03 22:08

    Terrorists should be cleaned out of Idlib, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that terrorists should be “cleaned out” of Idlib.

  • MBS urged Assad to cut ties with Iran, Hezbollah: Lebanese MP 2018-08-26 09:49

    MBS urged Assad to cut ties with Iran, Hezbollah: Lebanese MP

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese lawmaker affiliated to Hezbollah says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad huge sums of money for the reconstruction of his war-torn country provided that Damascus severs ties with Tehran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • assad 2018-07-16 09:58

    Syria’s Assad reiterates strategic ties with Iran

    TEHRAN - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday underlined the importance of strategic relationship with Iran, saying it would benefit the two countries and the entire region.

  • Hossein Jaberi-Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister's special assistant for political affairs, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus 2018-04-24 04:18

    Jaberi-Ansari, Assad discuss developments in Syria

    TEHRAN – Hossein Jaberi-Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister's special assistant for political affairs, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday to discuss the latest developments in Syria.

  • Trump 2018-04-15 09:51

    By Payman Yazdani

    Failed attacks for milking continuity

    TEHRAN - Recent chemical attacks in Douma, Syria provoked international community’s anger. The attacks happened when the Syrian army had upper hand and inflicted heavy defeat to the terrorist groups in the region. Couple of weeks before the attacks, Russian officials had repeatedly announced that some efforts were being made by some terrorist groups in the region to carry out chemical attack intending to create enough pretexts for the U.S. to invade Damascus.

  • rouhani 2018-04-14 17:50

    Rouhani: U.S., allies responsible for Syria attack fallout

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the U.S. and its European allies are responsible for consequences of attacks on Syria.