Friday, October 2, 2015

Iran Backs Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Iran on Thursday threw its support behind Russia's airstrikes in defense of their common ally, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, describing it as a step to solving "the crisis" in the region.

Iran's foreign ministry said it supported the move that was "based on an official request from the Syrian government to the Russian Federation", reported the AFP news agency.

"Iran sees the Russian military operation against armed terrorist groups in Syria as a step in the fight against terrorism that is in line with resolving the ongoing crisis in the region," foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham was quoted as having said.(READ MORE)