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Iran, Syria vow to boost military cooperation against "threats"
BY 2017-05-02 09:10:42

TEHRAN, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian and Syrian army commanders on Monday vowed to boost cooperation in the face of threats, Press TV reported.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayoub denounced the recent Israeli and U.S. strikes on Syria.

Baqeri said that the Syrian army and nation have put up brave resistance in the face of crimes by the terrorists, regional aggression and foreign intervention.

"By maintaining their unity and national solidarity as well as holding inter-Syria talks, the Syrian people must be prudently vigilant about foreign plots aimed at creating rifts in this country," he was quoted as saying.

Ayoub said that Iran's military advisory support for his country has played a decisive role in the continuation of the Syrians' resistance and their major victories against terrorists and Israel.

Heading a high-ranking military delegation, Ayoub arrived in Tehran on Monday to hold talks with Iranian officials aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries' armed forces and improving coordination on the latest political and military situation in Syria.

The United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Air Base in central Syria on April 7, saying the strike was intended to deter the Syrian government from using chemical weapons.

Also, the Syrian army confirmed that Israel missile fire targeted a Syrian military position near the international airport of the capital Damascus earlier on Thursday.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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