Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 25, 2019. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran takes pride in helping the Syrian government and people. (Xinhua/Iran's Supreme Leader office)
TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran takes pride in helping the Syrian government and people.
The supreme leader made the remarks in his meeting with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to Iran's official IRNA news agency.
During the meeting, Khamenei said the key to Syria's success and defeat of the United States and its regional agents is perseverance of the country's president and people.
He also cautioned against the enemies' future conspiracies, according to IRNA.
Calling for further visits between the Iranian and Syrian scholars, the supreme leader stressed the need for promoting the spirit of resistance of the Syrian people.
Assad, for his part, thanked Iran for its consistent supports to his county.
The current achievements of the two countries have been attained through standing alongside the resistance movement, he said.