Bashar al-Assad


  • Luna Shabl Yesterday 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.

  • Khaji 2020-08-17 14:40

    Zarif’s special assistant meets Syria’s Assad

    TEHRAN — Ali-Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister's special assistant for political affairs, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday.

  • Bashar al-Assadi, Bagheri 2020-07-10 16:21

    Syrian president says Tehran-Damascus military agreement is result of years of cooperation

    TEHRAN - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that that the military cooperation signed between Tehran and Damascus is the result of years of cooperation in fighting terrorism.

  • Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan 2020-05-18 10:47

    By Payman Yazdani & Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Russian amb. rejects reports on Iran, Turkey, Russia agreement on removal of Assad

    TEHRAN – Rejecting some reports on Iran, Russia, and Turkey's agreement to remove Syrian President from the power, Russian ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan told Mehr News Agency that the future of President Assad and Syria will be decided by Syrian people through free transparent elections, not by us.

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2020-05-17 17:39

    Iran, Russia reject consensus on Assad resignation

    TEHRAN — Rumors about an Iran-Russia consensus for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al Assad is a “big lie” pushed by the U.S.-Israeli media outlets, says a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker.

  • Iranian forces in Syria 2020-05-17 13:10

    No indications Iran changing regional strategy: analysis

    Some nine years after Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) deployed military advisers and fighters to Syria to prop up the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Israeli and U.S. officials have said Tehran is reducing its presence in Syria.

  • روحانی پوتین اردوغان 2020-05-10 19:43

    Only Syrian people should decide about their future, Iran insists

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday refuted claims by certain media outlets that guarantors of the Astana process have decided to decide about the future of the Syrian government, calling the claims “unfounded”.

  • OPCW 2020-05-08 12:28

    Are the OPCW's reports on Syria reliable?

    A group of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) insiders have recently termed a new report that blamed the Syrian government for an alleged 2017 chemical weapons attack as unreliable, noting that none of the members of the OPCW fact-finding mission (FFM) deployed to the site of the alleged attacks during their investigations.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2020-04-21 19:08

    Zarif expands on Tehran’s regional peace efforts

    TEHRAN – After his meeting with Syrian officials in Damascus on Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expanded on regional peace and counterterrorism efforts by Iran.

  • Zarif 2020-04-20 20:01

    Iran won’t change policy in backing resistance front: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday refuted the speculation that Iran will change its policy of supporting the resistance front and fighting terrorism after the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

  • Zarif Assad 2020-04-20 14:43

    By Hamid Bayati

    Reasons for Zarif’s visit to Syria amid pandemic

    TEHRAN– Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with senior Syrian officials today in Damascus but why there is such a visit when the world is almost under lockdown and all diplomatic meetings have been canceled?

  • Zarif - Assad 2020-04-19 19:10

    Zarif set to meet Assad in Damascus

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet Syrian President Bashar al Assad in Damascus on Monday.

  • Syria War 2020-03-21 12:58

    By Durdana Najam

    Ten years on Syria is still deep in wars

    Having barely risen from the menacing impact of Bashar al Assad’s poor economic policies during the drought from 2007 to 2010, that brought more poverty, unemployment and social distress, a spiral of conflict, in 201, took Syria from one warring episode to another. Ten years on, with most of the country in the rubble, there was little respite even in the news in 2018 that the US would reduce its footprints in Syria.

  • Bashar al-Assad 2020-01-03 23:53

    Bashar al-Assad condoles Leader over Soleimani’s martyrdom

    TEHRAN — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has extended his condolences to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the martyrdom of Major General Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC Quds Force.

  • 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.