Hossein Amir Abdullahian, the Iranian Foreign Minister, condemned recent Israeli airstrikes on Aleppo airport and civilian areas in Syria during a joint press conference of the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Syria in Damascus on Wednesday.
« I would like to strongly condemn the miserable attacks by the fake Israeli entity against Aleppo airport and other civilian areas in Syria, » said Abdullahian.
« I assure you that no Israeli aggression against the region will be left unanswered, » he added.
Abdullahian also discussed the potential for improved relations between Syria and Turkey based on good neighbourliness and respecting Syria’s sovereignty.
He also mentioned Saudi Arabia’s will to normalise and develop relations with Damascus.
Fayssal Mikdad, Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Minister, addressed the presence of US troops in Iraq, emphasising that Iraq’s need for these troops is limited to training Iraqi forces and dispelling rumours about potential attacks on Syria originating from Iraq.
Mikdad claimed that groups like ISIS exert pressure on Syria and criticised the US for its policies and actions.
« We have stood up to terrorism and its sponsor, the United States of America. As you know, aggression, terrorism and economic sanctions are but one facet. Therefore, the policies of the United States of America and its Western tools will fail, » said Mikdad.
Regarding recent developments in Arab relations, Mikdad mentioned the Jeddah summit as a milestone in Arab-Arab relations and expressed confidence that Arab states will not be influenced by external pressures to prevent the normalisation of their interrelations.
The press conference shed light on regional tensions, including Israel’s continued airstrikes in Syria and the ongoing complexities of diplomatic relationships in the Middle East.