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Assad blasts Western threats against Damascus

The Syrian president and the top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader held a meeting in Damascus

MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Western countries "are trying to change the course of events in Syria after witnessing its army’s achievements in the fight against terrorists," Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday. The president’s office stated that the Syrian leader and Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, held a meeting in Damascus.

During the meeting, Assad warned that "Western threats aimed at Damascus will destabilize the situation in the region and throughout the world."

He noted that "some Western politicians’ statements about a possible military attack on Syria are based on facts fabricated by their accomplices."

The Iranian envoy talked about "Tehran’s support of Syria and its people during the war on terror."

Earlier, during an interview by the Suria TV channel, Velayati stressed that Syria and Iran "will jointly counteract any provocations and threats coming from the US, Israel and their allies.".