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Mikdad to Gharib Abadi: Syria supports Iran in face of Zionist attacks

17. April 2024 - 17:14

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, on Wednesday stressed Syria’s firm stance in support of Iran against the Zionist continued attacks, and Syria’s condemnation of the heinous aggression that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

Mikdad, receiving Mr. Kazem GHARIB ABADI, Vice-President of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran for International Affairs, said that Iran has the right to self-defense against practices of the occupation entity that violate the international law and Vienna diplomatic convention.

The Syrian Minister welcomed cooperation between the judiciary bodies in Syria and Iran, affirming the need for intensifying efforts to boost this cooperation on all levels.

GHARIB ABADI , who is also the Vice-President for Human Rights issues in Iran, said his country appreciates Syria’s stances in support of Iran, adding the two countries are standing side by side to foil projects of the Israeli occupation.

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Joint Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian Judicial Committee holds its meeting in Damascus

17. April 2024 - 17:08

Damascus, SANA- With the aim of coordinating to combat terrorism and exchanging views on the files and issues related to it, and the terrorist organizations that practice their activities in the three countries, the work of the Joint Judicial Committee of Syrian, Iraq,  and Iran  began on Wednesday, in the Ministry of Justice building in Damascus.

The committee meeting also aims to reach an agreement through which the necessary measures will be taken to uncover terrorist crimes, prosecute the accused, conduct full investigations, conduct a judicial trial, and sentencing according to the crimes committed, in addition to  implementing the punishment for those rulings, according to the President of the Court of Cassation in the Ministry, Head of the Syrian side in the committee, Judge Hassan Shash.

In a statement to SANA, Judge Shash said that judicial cooperation was discussed between the three countries through the continuous exchange of information, experiences, documentation of crimes, and the study of taking all measures to ensure the elimination and confrontation of terrorism, whether by preventing its crimes before they occur or by prosecuting their perpetrators and bringing them to justice, and defending the rights of victims before national and international courts along with demanding compensation for the losses caused by terrorists as a result of their crimes in the three countries.

They also discussed, according to Judge Shash, ways to enhance legal cooperation and coordination by devoting a set of legal mechanisms to thwart the American plan within the framework of regional and global organizations, especially what the American hegemonic regime and its allies are doing, which failed in their terrorist war and did not achieve their goals, so they will intend to undermine the steadfastness of the peoples of the three countries and their legitimate rights.

Prior to the tripartite committee meeting, the Minister of Justice, Judge Ahmed al-Sayed, discussed during his meeting with the committee ways to deepen and consolidate work and cooperation between the three countries regarding combating terrorism.

In a press statement following the meeting, al-Sayed asserted support for the committee’s two-day work schedule.

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Sabbagh to Iranian judicial delegation: Importance of coordination between the two countries at all levels

17. April 2024 - 17:00

Damascus, SANA- Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, stressed the deeply-rooted historical relations between Syria and Iran, pointing out the identical stances in supporting common issues.

That came during his meeting Wednesday with Kazem Gharibabadi, Deputy Head of the Judicial Authority for International Affairs and Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the accompanying delegation.

Sabbagh affirmed the deeply -rooted historic relations that have always united the two friendly countries, pointing to the importance of coordination at all levels, especially in the parliamentary field, exchange of delegations and experiences between the two councils and coordination in regional and international parliamentary forums.

For his part, Gharibabadi noted the strategic relations between the two countries,stressing that Iran stands by Syria in its confrontation of the forces of aggression and terrorism.


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President al-Assad receives cables of congratulation from leaders of Arab and foreign countries on the 78th anniversary of Independence

17. April 2024 - 16:05

Damascus, SANA- On the occasion of the seventy-eighth anniversary of Evacuation Day, President Bashar al-Assad received congratulatory telegrams from leaders and presidents of Arab and foreign countries, with the leaders offering congratulations and wishes to the Syrians for progress and prosperity.

In their cables, the leaders stressed their keenness to continue working to strengthen the existing cooperation between their countries and Syria.

President al-Assad received the cables from the leaders of Russia, China, King of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Serbia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Mauritania and Vietnam.

His Excellency also  received cables from the UN Secretary-General and the Pope of the Vatican.

The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen and the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Lebanon also sent cables of congratulations to President al-Assad.

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Cabinet: Evacuation of French colonizer is a phase of national glory and pride

17. April 2024 - 15:27

Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet said in a statement today that the 78th anniversary of the evacuation of the French colonizers and their defeat from the homeland is a phase of national glory and pride created by the grandfathers and fathers with their blessed blood and sacrifices.

“The history of the homelands is written by their peoples’ struggle.” the statemnet highlighted.

The people of Syria continue today to give their utmost to preserve independence and independent national decision-making and to defeat terrorism and its supporters from the colonial powers that have invaded peoples, occupied countries and plundered their wealth, with those powers today continue their aggression in multiple ways, disregarding international laws and agreements, the statement added.

The statement also assreted that the Syrian people, through their sacrifices and confrontation of terrorism and its supporters, are preserving the legacy of their ancestors to preserve the sovereignty of the homeland and its independent decision.

Concluding its statement, the Cabinet paid tribute to the souls of the martyrs of independence who wrote an honorable history of which generations can be proud.

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Syria, Armenia discuss joint cooperation

17. April 2024 - 15:07

Yerevan, SANA- The President of the Republic of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturyan , discussed with the Syrian Ambassador to Armenia, Dr. Nora Arisyan, Syrian-Armenian relations, and the importance of working to enhance joint cooperation in all fields.

Khachaturyan congratulated the Syrian people on the occasion of Evacuation Day,wishing Syria prosperity and peace.

The President of Armenia affirmed that his country’s support for Syria, expressing wishing stability for the Syrian people.


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Syrian Arab Army marks 78th anniversary of Evacuation Day

17. April 2024 - 14:41

Damascus / SANA – Syrian armed forces celebrated the seventy-eighth anniversary of the evacuation of the last foreign soldier from the homeland.

Marking this occasion, the commanders of the units and formations gave speeches in which they spoke about the symbolism of the Evacuation Day, stressing that the memory of this day is still alive and immortal in the conscience of the honorable and free people of the nation.

The commanders pointed out that this anniversary  comes today while our country is still facing the forces of aggression that are sparing no effort to undermine Syria’s steadfastness and its positions in the face of their old and new colonial projects aimed at controlling the peoples of the region and plundering their resources.

At the end of their speeches, the leaders affirmed that the evacuation process will continue and will become clearer and stronger through the steadfastness of the Syrians, and bravery of their army, along with the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, pledging that the track of grandfathers and fathers who achieved independence with their sacrifices will be strengthened by the completion of the liberation of Syrian soil from terrorism and all forms of occupation.

The celebrations included military parades and various training in military units and barracks.

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Raisi: Iran’s response to attack on its consulate in Damascus broke Zionist entity’s arrogance

17. April 2024 - 11:32

Tehran, SANA- Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has affirmed that the “True Promise” operation, which came in response to the Zionist attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, broke the Zionist entity’s dominance and arrogance, and its constant talk about its deterrent power.

President Raisi made the remarks at the parade of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army on the occasion of National Army Day.

“This operation showed that our armed forces are ready to respond to any attack,” Iranian News Agency (IRNA) quoted Raisi as saying.

The Iranian President stressed that the operation was a was “limited” and “punitive” and within international frameworks.

Raisi noted that any attack on Iran’s interests will be met with a more decisive and resolute response.

He added that “there is no longer any talk about a military option against Iran by the enemies, and this is important because of the deterrence power and capability that our armed forces enjoy.”

“Our army is a skilled and trained one,” the Iranian President said. “The army is equipped with modern innovations and technologies. The equipment that had to be maintained by other countries before the Islamic Revolution is being updated today by the capable hands of our armed forces and army.”

He further noted that “our armed forces are the sources of the country’s authority,” adding that regional forces can “rely on our armed forces.”

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Joint Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian Judicial Committee starts activities

17. April 2024 - 11:14

Damascus, SANA- The Joint Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian Judicial Committee started activities on Wednesday at the building of the Ministry of Justice in Damascus, according to SANA reporter.

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A number of Palestinians injured, others arrested as occupation force storm areas in West Bank

17. April 2024 - 11:09

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA-A number of Palestinians were injured and others were arrested on Wednesday as Israeli occupation forces stormed several areas in the West Bank.

Wafa News Agency reported that the occupation forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, amidst firing poison gas bombs, causing a number of suffocation cases among the Palestinians, and they also raided a number of homes, destroyed their contents, and arrested 9 Palestinian.

The occupation forces also arrested 4 Palestinians during their storming of the towns of Aqraba and Asira al-Qibliya, south of Nablus.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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WHO: level of destruction of Gaza’s hospitals is heartbreaking

17. April 2024 - 10:04

Geneva, SANA- Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has affirmed that the level of the destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip is “heartbreaking and horrific,” reiterating the demand to protect hospitals and not attack them.

“The WHO and partners concluded another mission to north Gaza and reached the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) medical point, al-Shifa Hospital, and Indonesian hospital to assess their current capacity,” Ghebreyesus said on X platform.

He added “The removal of dead bodies at al-Shifa is still ongoing. The emergency department is being cleaned by health workers, and burnt beds have been removed. The safety of the remaining construction still needs a thorough engineering assessment.”

The Indonesian Hospital is empty. Reconstruction work is ongoing in an effort to rehabilitate it.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri



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Latest updates of Operation “al-Aqsa Flood” launched by Palestinian resistance

17. April 2024 - 9:13

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA- Following are the latest developments of Operation “al-Aqsa Flood” launched by the Palestinian resistance on October 7, in response to the attacks launched by the Israeli occupation on the war-ravaged Gaza Strip:

-9 Palestinians martyred, others injured by occupation aircraft bombing in Gaza Strip

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9 Palestinians martyred, others injured by occupation aircraft bombing in Gaza Strip

17. April 2024 - 9:03

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA- 9 Palestinians were martyred and others were injured Tuesday in Israeli occupation aircraft bombing that targeted the center and south of the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian media reported that 7 Palestinians were martyred, including 4 children, in a raid carried out by occupation aircraft on a house in central Rafah city, southern Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinians were also martyred in Israeli shelling of a house in al-Shujaiyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, in addition to the loss of 9 others under the rubble of the house.

The occupation aircraft also launched intense raids on Salah al-Din Street, and the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

In addition, UNRWA affirmed that it found unexploded bombs weighing 45 kilograms inside its schools following the withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from Khan Yunis city, southern Gaza Strip.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Marking Evacuation Day, People of Golan affirm that it will return to homeland, no matter how long occupation lasts

17. April 2024 - 8:51

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA- People of the occupied Syrian Golan have renewed their affirmation that the Golan has always been and will remain a Syrian Arab land, and that it will return to the homeland, no matter how long the occupation lasts, and that victory is near with the strength and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.

“Today we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the evacuation of the last French soldier from the sacred land of Syria, which has been baptized with the blood of its heroic martyrs for many decades, and still today defends its Arab, Syrian and territorial integrity and thwarts the plans of its enemies,” people of the Golan said in a statement Tuesday on the 78th anniversary of the evacuation day, stressing that victory alone is their decision no matter how many sacrifices.

The statement affirmed that people of the Golan will continue to stand in the face of the occupation, and will defend their Syrian Arab identity and their belonging, and they will restore their land.

In their statement, People of the occupied Syrian Golan stressed that the Golan will be restored soon thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Syrian students in Egypt affirm that Syria will always remain resistant to aggressors

17. April 2024 - 7:00

Cairo, SANA- Syrian students in Egypt have affirmed that the anniversary of the evacuation of the French colonialists from the land of our dear homeland comes at a time when our proud people show that Syria is resistant to aggressors and that they are more determined than ever to preserve its precious soil.

The branch of the National Union of Syrian Students said in a statement on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Evacuation Day: “Our people adhere to their principles and constants side by side with the heroes of our Syrian Arab army.”

The statement expressed confidence that Syria will remain steadfast and proud throughout time despite the terrorism of all the enemies, because it has a loyal people and a proud army that does not accept retreat.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Paris Saint-Germain beats Barcelona and qualifies for Champions League semi-finals

17. April 2024 - 6:00

Madrid, SANA- Paris Saint-Germain defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at Montjuïc Olympic Stadium.

Paris Saint-Germain’s goals were scored by Mbappé, Dembélé, and Vitinha in the 40th, 54th, 61st, and 89th minutes, while Raphinha scored Barcelona’s only goal in the 12th minute of the match, as Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the Champions League semi-finals.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Mikdad extends condolences to Omani people over floods that swept many regions in the Sultanate

16. April 2024 - 19:58

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, extended warm condolence to the Omani people and leadership over victims of floods that swept a number of regions in the brotherly sultanate of Oman.

Mikdad, in a telephone call with his Omani counterpart, Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, affirmed that the Syrian people share brothers in Oman that painful event and stand by them.

Al Busaidi, for his part, highly appreciated true feelings of solidarity and sympathy of the Syrian people that reflect the spirit of brotherhood between the two peoples and leaderships.

The two ministers stressed the need for continuing coordination and consultations regarding different issues of mutual concern.

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People’s Assembly: Syrian people have resisted projects of hegemony that aim to exploit resources of nations

16. April 2024 - 19:25

Damascus, SANA- People’s Assembly said on Tuesday that the heroic Syrian people have fought the western hegemony projects which aim to exploit the resources of nations.

“The sacrifices of Syrian people and their blood have registered the most brilliant pages in the Arab history by gaining the glorious independence Day from the French occupier on April 17th, 1947 after a long march of struggle against this occupier,” The Assembly said in a statement on the 78th anniversary of the Evacuation Day that comes this year on Wednesday.

It added that the Syrian people are still resisting desperate attempts by the US and Zionist entity to impose a new colonial fait accompli in the region through trying to weaken the active role of Syria in the world in service of malice western agendas.

“Syria, under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, will regain all its occupied territories and its usurped rights,” the statement concluded.

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The Syrians adhered to national principles and struggle till land liberated

16. April 2024 - 16:55

Governorates / SANA- On the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Independence Day, activities were held in the governorates of Damascus, Quneitra, Daraa, and Hasaka.

Participants in the events stressed that the Syrians renew, on this occasion, their adherence to national constants and to pursue the path of struggle and resistance until the liberation of the land and achieving victory over terrorism.

The participants also asserted that the Syrians are determined to continue the approach of resisting colonialism in all its names and forms, and that the occupied Syrian Golan will return liberated, no matter how long the occupation lasts.

Syrian steadfast people in the occupied Golan affirmed their devotion to the Syrian Arab identity and land.

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Foreign Ministry: Legalization services to be provided during holiday

16. April 2024 - 15:14

Damascus-SANA- The Legalization Department will persist to receive citizens on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th (Independence Holiday), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates noted in a statement.

Authentication and legalization services start from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm during the two aforementioned days, the ministry added.

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