Assad says alliance with Iran unshakable

President Bashar Assad rejected claims that Syria’s alliance with Iran had been weakened by Damascus’ participation in last month’s U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, insisting Thursday that ties between the two countries will never be shaken. Assad made the comments as he inaugurated two joint Syrian-Iranian industrial projects — factories for cars and cement, according to the official SANA news agency. He was joined at the ceremonies by the Iranian industry and housing ministers. Full Story

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