Ali Akbar Velayati, the advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader
This is footage of Ali Akbar Velayati, the advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader, who visited destroyed areas of Ghouta in the countryside of Damascus on Wednesday 04/11/2018 to meet with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem. During this meeting, Velayati asserted that Iran stands by the Syrian government in the face of any foreign attack – whether by America or another. Velayati insisted that Iran’s support for the Syrian people and government will continue.
Syrian government news agency SANA reported that both Velayati and Moallem stressed the need to intensify coordination and consultation between Iran and the Syrian government in order to efficiently face provocations and threats of aggression from Israel, the United States, and those countries’ allies.
On Tuesday 4/10/2018, Velayati had arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on the backdrop of Syria’s Tifour military airport being attacked. Syria and Russia surmised this attack had been perpetrated by the Israeli Air Force. Velayati promised to retaliate against Israel for the attack. The bombing of this airport had resulted in the deaths of seven Iranians.