TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said Wednesday that the Islamic republic will back Syria against any "foreign plots", Press TV reported.
Jalili made the remarks during a meeting with the visiting Syrian Oil and Mineral Resources Minister Said Hneidi in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Jalili emphasized Iran's support to the Syrian nation's resistance against foreign "plots," saying that a national dialogue held by different groups of people is the best and most effective solution to the Syrian crisis as foreign intervention will only fuel the flames of war in the Arab nation, said the report.
"The Syrian nation has shown over the past years that it does not allow foreigners to control the affairs in this country and determine its destiny," he was quoted as saying.
For his part, the Syrian minister thanked the Iranian nation and government for supporting the Syrian resistance, saying that Damascus is doing its best to establish stability and security for all Syrian people and prevent foreign intervention in the country' s affairs.