TEHRAN - Iran supports any initiative that would help resolve the Syrian crisis through diplomatic channels without violating the country’s sovereignty, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast said on Thursday.
Mehmanparast made the remarks in reference to the statement that the United Nations Security Council approved on Wednesday, which supports former secretary general Kofi Annan’s peace-making efforts in Syria and the delivery of aid for victims of the violence.
In the statement, the Security Council called on both the government and the opposition to work “in good faith” with Annan, who met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus this month in his role as a special envoy for the UN and the Arab League, according to Los Angeles Times.
Mehmanparast said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran once again emphasizes that the current situation in Syria should be resolved through diplomatic means and any hasty and interventionist measure should be avoided and announces that it will cooperate in carrying out any plan which does not violate the country’s sovereignty, takes into account demands of the Syrian people and the implementation of the announced reform process by the president and officials of the Syrian government, helps restore stability and peace in the country, and paves the way for national dialogue in the country.”
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