Iran backs Russia for airstrikes in Syria

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) – Iranian FM spokeswoman announced Iran’s support for the Russian military campaign against terrorists in Syria.

“A real and fundamental fight against terrorism, as a common threat against regional and global peace and security, is a necessity. To achieve this goal we need serious will and determination and joint international action based on cooperation with the governments of Iraq and Syria which shoulder the main burden of the anti-terror campaign,” Marzieh Afkham said on Thursday.

“With regards to the official request by the Syrian government from the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers Russia’s military action against armed terrorist groups in Syria as a step towards fight against terrorism and the resolution of the ongoing crisis in the region." she said.

Russia’s airstrikes against the militants in Syria officially began on Wednesday, shortly after the upper house of the Russian parliament gave President Vladimir Putin the green light to use military force in the Arab country.

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