Israeli media: Al-Assad's visit to Tehran proves strong alliance
Israeli media commented on the Syrian President's visit to Iran today and his meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei.
Israeli media confirmed today, on Sunday, that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's visit to Iran today "shows that the alliance with Iran will remain and even grow stronger."
The correspondent for Arab affairs on the Israeli Kan channel, Roi Kays, said that such events are not seen often. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad left Damascus for a rare visit to Tehran, and he has not done so for three years, this is the second time he visits Iran since the beginning of the war, he added.
Kays added that the Syrian president met both Iranian Leader Al Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi, noting that the visit took place after recent reports indicating "a deteriorating relationship between Damascus and Tehran". However, Al-Assad stressed to Al Khamenei in the meeting that the strategic relations between the two countries prevented the Israeli hegemony over the region.
He added that President Raisi told Al-Assad, regarding the Israeli attacks, that he must take into account the Israeli threats and strengthen the deterrence equation, noting that the importance of his visit less than two months after Al-Assad's historic visit to the UAE is that it indicates a new page in the relations between Al-Assad and the Gulf states.
Kays confirmed that "in 'Israel', there are those who hope that Al-Assad's rapprochement with the Gulf states may distance him from Iran, but these pictures speak for themselves (the pictures of the visit)," explaining that "Al-Assad's visit to Tehran shows that this alliance will remain and even strengthen in the region."
In this context, former Iranian diplomat Amir Mousavi stressed that "President Al-Assad's current visit is different from previous visits, especially that he comes this time with a victory over terrorism," adding that this visit discussed bilateral relations, the issue of new threats, and the reconstruction of Syria.
Mousavi pointed out that possible new Israeli threats were discussed, "especially those against Syria."
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Moreover, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad stressed during his visit to Tehran that "what prevents the Zionist entity from controlling the region is the Iranian-Syrian strategic relations."