Iran's Rouhani vows to back Syria 'until the end of the road'




 
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June 2nd, 2015  
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Topic: Iran's Rouhani vows to back Syria 'until the end of the road'


Iran will back Syria's President Bashar al-Assad until the end, Iranian news agencies quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying, signaling undimmed support for Tehran's Arab ally following major gains by armed opposition factions in recent weeks. Syria's military is under some of the toughest pressure it has faced in the four-year conflict. Last month, Islamic State forces seized control of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, which sits on major roads leading to Homs and the capital Damascus.




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