Tehran’s interim Friday prayers leader said the people of Syria proved that they are firmly standing against all conspiracies.
Addressing worshippers at Tehran Friday prayers, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani referred to the reelection of Bashar al-Assad as the Syrian president and said the aware and vigilant people of Syria demonstrated that they are steadfast in their resistance against plots and against terrorists.
He added that the Syrians’ vote disappointed the US and made Washington realize that it cannot have any influence in Syria by hatching plots.
On Wednesday, Syria’s incumbent leader Bashar al-Assad was announced as the winner of the country’s presidential election.
Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, or 10,319,723 of 11,634,412 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, according to the official SANA news agency.
Following the announcement, crowds took to streets throughout the country to celebrate the victory of the incumbent president.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.