Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has responded to the US, UK and French air strikes by saying that they have made Syria and its people more determined than ever to crush terrorism in the country.
In remarks made during a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and published on the Syrian presidency’s Twitter account, Mr Assad said: “This aggression will only increase Syria and the Syrian people’s determination to continue to fight and crush terror in every inch of the country.”
He accused Western countries of supporting terrorism in Syria.
During the phone call Mr Rouhani reaffirmed Iranian support for Syria, the Syrian presidency said. Iran is believed to have supplied troops and funds to Mr Assad’s government during the conflict.
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