Iran President Raeisi: US pressure campaign against Iran and Syria has failed
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said Wednesday during his trip to Syria that America’s so-called maximum pressure campaign against the two allies has failed.
Raeisi made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
The two leaders lauded their respective nations’ resistance against political pressure and economic sanctions imposed by the US and Western governments over the years.
“Indeed, the Syrian people should be praised for standing up to the threats and actions of Takfiri groups and separatists who, backed by the US, Western countries and some states in the region, were trying to disintegrate the country and stoke terror,” Raeisi said.
The Syrian people, led by the country’s president, stood up and resisted, for which the Syrian people and government should be praised, he added.
The Iranian president said the countries that failed to achieve their evil goals in the military field are trying to pursue their objectives in other fields, including by economic pressure and sanctions, noting, “Of course, those countries will definitely fail.”
Referring to the official acknowledgment by the Americans of the scandalous failure of the policy of “maximum pressure” against the Islamic Republic, Raeisi said, “The situation of Iran and Syria today is proof of the legitimacy and righteousness of the resistance and resilience of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria in the face of pressure.”
Stressing that the Islamic Republic has always voiced its support for resistance in its foreign policy, Raeisi said, “We have stood by and will stand by the Syrian government and people, both during the time when they faced Takfiri groups and now that they cut off the evil hands of Takfiri groups and started rebuilding Syria.”
Elsewhere in his remarks at the joint press conference, the Iranian president underlined the Islamic Republic’s core policy of developing relations with the regional countries and the expulsion of foreign forces.
“We do not consider the presence of foreigners in the region to be conducive to security,” Raeisi said. “We believe that the presence of Americans in Syria not only fails to create security, but also undermines the security of Syria and the region. The faster the Americans leave Syria, the more secure Syria will be.”
Raeisi also emphasized that the full restoration of sovereignty in Syria is the sole way to ensure security in the Arab country.