A video surfaced of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s top adviser for international affairs, Akbar Ali Velayati, in Syria’s Ghouta on Wednesday getting a report on the developments of the war-stricken area from an Assad military official.
Iranian media outlets reported that Velayati visited a military site in eastern Ghouta and spoke to military officers about the operations that took place there.
Iran’s Khabaronline news agency posted the video on their Twitter account showing the advisor in a military zone.
حضور مشاور رهبرانقلاب در غوطه شرقی سوریه— خبرآنلاين (@khabaronlinee) April 11, 2018
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According to the Iranian Tasnim news agency, the Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Muallem, received Velayati on Wednesday morning and they discussed the political developments in the country. Velayat confirmed Iran’s support for the Assad regime during the discussion, the news agency reported.
Syrian news agency Sana also reported that al-Muallem and Velayati stressed on the importance of increased cooperation and consultation between the two countries to confront what they called “aggressive threats” by Israel and the US and their allies.
This comes amidst US talks of a possible military strike against the Assad regime targeting Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases.
“All options are on the table,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said when asked about a potential US riposte. “Final decisions have not been made on that front.”