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Enlarge font size Reduce font size President al-Assad hails Iran nuclear agreement

President Bashar al-Assad congratulated President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and the friendly Iranian people on the agreement clinched in Geneva between Iran and P5+1 countries over the Iranian nuclear file.

During a phone call with President Rouhani on Wednesday, President al-Assad said the success of the Iranian diplomacy in reaching the agreement derived from the steadfastness of the Iranian people, their commitment to their rights and the unswerving stance of the Iranian leadership based on preserving Iran's sovereignty and independent decision.

President al-Assad said the achievement comes to enshrine the right of developing countries in acquiring peaceful nuclear energy, adding that the achievement bolsters Iran's regional and international position.

President al-Assad saw that Iran's achievement will reflect on Syria due to the strategic relation between the two countries.

President Rouhani, for his part, reaffirmed Iran's standing by Syria in its war against terrorism , hoping that peace would prevail all over Syria.

Earlier in the day, President Rouhani affirmed to the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu during their meeting in Tehran the importance of establishing security and stability in Syria, expelling terrorists and ending the crisis peacefully.

Last August, President al-Assad affirmed, in a cable sent to President Rouhani upon his election as Iran's president, Syria's resolve to continue bolstering friendship ties and cooperation with Iran, on top confronting Western and US schemes and their tools in the region.

Syria has welcomed the agreement struck in Geneva between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries as it maintains the interests of the Iranian brotherly people and recognizes the right of the Iranian people to use the nuclear power for peaceful purposes.

Iran and the P5+1 countries have reached an agreement last Sunday over the Iranian nuclear program that recognized Iran's uranium enrichment process.

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