IRAN HAILS ASSAD POLL WIN AS ‘BIG STEP’ FOR PEACE

NNA –¬†Key Syrian government ally Iran congratulated President Bashar al-Assad Friday on his landslide election victory, describing it as a “big step” towards restoring peace after a decade of civil war.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran congratulates President Assad and the resilient Syrian people on their decisive victory in this election,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“The successful organisation of the election and the massive turnout by the Syrian people mark a big step in¬†establishing peace.”

 

Source: National News Agency-Lebanon

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