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Syrian-Iranian Relations: Syrian Prime Minister in Tehran

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Syrian delegation attends oath-taking ceremony of Hassan Rouhani.

The Syrian Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran together with other Syrian officials as an official Syrian delegation to Iran on Saturday. Among the Syrian delegation were several higher officials of the Syrian government in order to participate the oath-taking ceremony of the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani (also Hassan Rouhani) today.

The oath-taking ceremony of the Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani (Rohani) will take place today in front of the Iranian Shura Council. Of course, many officials from more than thirty Arab and foreign countries will participate in today’s oath-taking ceremony of the successor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 2005 to 2013 as well as the main political head of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, which represents a unity of conservative political groups in the beautiful Iran.

Due to the Iranian constitution, which includes the limitation of terms of a Presidency to two terms, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the outgoing President of Iran and will be replaced by his successor Hassan Rouhani. Ahmadinejad has supported Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei in the Iranian presidential elections.

However, Hassan Rouhani was elected as his successor and he will assume the office as new Iranian President today. Thus, no surprise that so many Arab representatives and officials are currently in Tehran, Iran, in order to take part in this ceremony; also under consideration of the influence and importance of Iran, of course.

The official Syrian delegation, including the Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi, arrived in the capital of Iran (Tehran) on Saturday in order to participate in this oath-taking ceremony of the new Iranian President Rohani (also Hassan Rouhani) in front of the Iranian Shura Council today.

The Syrian delegation was welcomed by the Assistant Foreign Minister of Iran, Mr Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian, and several other officials of Iran, including the Syrian envoy to Tehran, Adnan Mahmoud, at their arrival at the Mehrabad airport in the capital.

Of course, both sides have already made some statements about the visit and the relations between Syria and Iran after the arrival of the official Syrian delegation at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran. For example, Syria’s Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi said that the free and fair presidential elections in Iran “have shown the whole word the success of the democratic rule in Iran”, a democratic rule, according to the Syrian Prime Minister al-Halqi, that “many countries in the world, which brag of being guardians of democracy, lack.”

The Syrian Prime Minister al-Halqi also congratulated the Iranian people for the election of a new president in person of Rohani (also Rouhani) in regards to this national Iranian occasion and it seems that Syria is very pleased about the new presidency of Rohani in the neighbouring country Iran.

Iran / Syria
Iran / Syria

Syria’s Prime Minister further stated in a statement to the press that the Syrian delegation came to Iran in order to “join the Iranian people in their joy on the occasion of President Rohani taking the constitutional oath.” He continued saying that Syria is wishing the new President of Iran, Rohani (Hassan Rouhani), a lot of success in his mission and congratulates the Iranian leadership as well as the Iranian people for their achievements in many levels, including the economic, scientific, and technological developments within Iran in recent years. These achievements by the Iranian people and its leadership have, according to the Syrian Minister, remarkable placed the Islamic Republic of Iran among the list of other well developed countries on the world.

The Syrian Prime Minister has further thanked the outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his efforts to bolster the friendship and cooperation between Syria and Iran and stated that these developments, the cooperation, and the level of friendship will even increase in future between the both countries in the region.

In the end of his statements to the press, the Syrian Prime Minister hailed the strategic and historic relations between Syria and Iran and stated that the historic and strategic relations, which were implemented between both countries by the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Iran’s Imam Khomeini, are “continuously progressing under the sound leadership of Imam Ali Khamenei and President Bashar al-Assad.”

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  1. Arklight

    Iran, obviously, isn’t afraid the US; neither are Russia and China, although I’d be very wary of dealing with Red China. Best wishes, and good luck.

    Note to SAA; good hunting!


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