Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for regional cooperation to eradicate terrorism and extremism.
Assad made the remarks during a meeting with an Iranian parliamentary delegation in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Wednesday.
The Syrian president also described Wahhabi ideology as the biggest threat to regional and global peace, adding that there should be a unified approach by regional countries to counter this ideology.
The Iranian delegation is headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of Iran's Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, who blamed the United States for supporting terrorist groups in Syria and warned that terrorism could backfire against Washington itself.
The Iranian legislator also stressed that the crisis in Syria has no military solution, and that no power is able to defeat Syria as long as the Syrian people stand with their army.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Some sources say around 130,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- namely Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.