The Latest: Iran reaffirms support for Syria's Assad

May 7, 2016 10:42 AM

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A senior Iranian official has met with Syria's President Bashar Assad and vowed continued support for his government in the country's five-year-old civil war.

Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, met with Assad in Damascus on Saturday.

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