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Iran congratulates Assad on Aleppo victory, Syrian presidency says
December 14, 2016 / 5:35 PM / 10 months ago

Iran congratulates Assad on Aleppo victory, Syrian presidency says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on a victory in “liberated Aleppo”, Syria’s presidency said on Wednesday.

Rouhani said this was an important step towards “wiping out terrorism in Syria”, the presidency’s Twitter account and state media reported.

Iran is a key military ally of Damascus.

Reporting by John Davison and Ali Abdelaty in Cairo; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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