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Iran will continue to support Syria in its anti-terror battle: Zarif

Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated Tehran’s support for Syria in its battle against terrorism.

“Iran will continue to back Syria in its battle against terrorism,” Zarif said during a Wednesday phone conversation with Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, Press TV reported.

The FM also congratulated Muallem for the Syrian army’s breaking of years-long Daesh siege of the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.

He also highlighted the significance of boosting the Tehran-Damascus relations in all fields.

For his part, Muallem voiced his country’s gratitude for Iran’s continued support, and vowed that the Syrian army would not rest until the country is liberated from the scourge of Takfiri terrorism.

On Tuesday, Syrian army forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, reached the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr and broke a nearly three-year-long siege imposed by Daesh.

Shortly after breaking the siege, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad extended his congratulations to government troops on the major breakthrough against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.