Some Arab states preferring US to Palestine

Damascus, April 22, IRNA - Unfortunately, satisfying the US is more important than Palestine issue, Golan Heights, Iran, Lebanon and the Axis of Resistance for some Arab states, the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister said.

Speaking in a meeting with Iran's parliamentary delegation in Damascus, Faisal Mekdad said the relations between some Persian Gulf Littoral States are stronger with the US than with their brother Arab states since they just think about their own interests.

They are after normalizing ties with the Israeli regime; he said, adding that these countries are neither Arab, nor Muslim, but a traitor to the oppressed people of Palestine and Syria and other countries in the Islamic World.

He expressed happiness and honor to maintain brotherly relations with Iran.

Iran and Syria follow the same goal which is fighting Israeli occupiers, the US over-ambition in the region, Mekdad noted.

He also sympathized with victims of the recent deadly floods in Iran, saying the Iranian Parliament is the indication of democracy and an honor for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Mekdad described designating the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) name as terrorist organization an American-Zionist conspiracy, and said the Syrian government vehemently slams US act.

The Syrian diplomat hailed the role of the IRGC in fighting against Global Arrogance.

Meanwhile, Head of Iran-Syria Parliamentary Friendship Group Amir Khojasteh said that Syria has always been pioneer in confronting the Zionist regime of Israel.

He added that after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Syria has been standing by Iran in fighting Zionist occupier regime.

IRGC role in fighting terrorists in the region, its cooperation with Lebanese Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance made the US to blacklist it as terrorist organization, he noted.

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