President in a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Syria:
Iran welcomes truce in Syria/We should be careful not to let terrorists regain power during cease-fire/We hope Astana Meeting contributes to sustainable peace in Syria
"The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes calling a cease-fire in Syria," said President Rouhani in a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Syria, Walid Muallem.
At the meeting that was held on Saturday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani added: "We should be careful not to let terrorists use the cease-fire as an opportunity to regain power".
Congratulating achievements of the Syrian government, army and people in their fight against terrorism, especially in Aleppo, Dr Rouhani added: "Victory in Aleppo sends the message to the terrorists that they will never be successful in the wrong path they have chosen with committing crimes and shedding blood".
Today after the victory in Aleppo, good conditions are set for carrying out field actions against terrorists, as well as political activities for restoring peace and security to Syria, said Rouhani expressing hope that future attempts to solve the Syrian crisis and peace negotiations lead to Damascus' rule over the entire country, establish security for the Syrian people and protect the territorial integrity of the country.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood by the Syrian nation in their resistance, as well as every political stage and will continue supporting them. We are confident that the people of Syria will be victorious and successful at the end," he continued.
The President also said: "Iran, Russia and Syria can keep their unity and coordination in future actions and planning to restore stability and sustainable security to the country".
Dr Rouhani also expressed hope that the coming meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, contributes to sustainable peace in Syria.
At the meeting, the Foreign Minister of Syria, Walid Muallem also conveyed President Bashar Assad's warm greetings to the Iranian nation and government, adding: "We have no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran's full support has had, and will have, a significant effect on bolstering the spirit of resistance in Syrian people against terrorists.
Appreciating Iran and Russia's efforts in supporting the Syrian government and nation in their fight against terrorism, he also emphasised that the three countries should further deepen cooperation and coordination in this regard.
He also said that the Islamic Republic of Iran had a very important role and position in the region and called for developing ties and Tehran's support of Damascus.