Syria’s Assad meets Khamenei in first Iran visit since war began

February 25, 2019

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al Assad made his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran since the start of the Syrian conflict eight years ago, meeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday, Syrian state television reported.

It showed footage of Assad meeting Khamenei and said the two leaders agreed “to continue cooperation at all levels for the interests of the two friendly nations”.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Peter Graff)

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