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Iran holds Syrian goods exhibition

Monday, April 30, 2012

Iran is holding its first exhibition of goods produced in Syria to promote economic links between the 2 allies.

The 5-day event that opened in Tehran on Saturday features about 260 Syrian producers of clothes, foodstuffs and medical supplies.

Photos of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are on display — a sign of the close ties between the 2 nations.

Iran’s minister of commerce Mehdi Ghazanfari said in a speech that Iran aims to more than triple bilateral trade volume.

Iran has expressed support for the Assad government while the United States, Europe and Arab countries are stepping up sanctions against Syria for its violent crackdown on civilians.

Western nations accuse Iran of providing weapons and other forms of support to Syria. But Iran is criticizing them for interfering in Syria’s internal affairs.

Monday, April 30, 2012

NHK.