Mikdad, Zarif discuss developments and issues of mutual interest

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad discussed with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif issues of common interest and the latest developments in politics and on the ground regarding the Syrian arena.
The discussion touched upon means of bolstering bilateral cooperation in political, economic, and strategic levels, stressing the need for continuing consultations and coordination in a way that serves the interests of both countries and their peoples.
Zarif congratulated the Syrian people over the victories achieved against terrorism and the achievement of local reconciliations, adding that Syria’s victory over terrorism is a victory for all the countries in the region and the world in facing this scourge which threatens international peace and security.
For his part, Mikdad reiterated condemnation of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, stressing that Syria stands by Iran’s people, government, and leadership in confronting the international pressure exerted by the US and its allies against Iran.
Mikdad also discussed with Iran’s Assistant Foreign Minister Hussein Gabri Ansari the latest developments in the region and the political developments in Syria.