Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today to thank him for his support during the bloody eight-year civil war in his homeland.
On his first visit to the Islamic republic since the start of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian president was described a the ‘hero of the Arab world’ by his host.
Assad has repeatedly been accused of using chemical weapons against his own people during strikes on civilian areas.
During talks, Assad expressed his gratitude to Iran for all that it has done for Syria during the nearly eight years of brutal fighting, the Syrian presidency said.
It is being speculated that Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned from his position on Monday due to Assad’s visit to Iran.