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Democracy only solution to Syrian crisis: Jalili
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_mt1(1).jpgTEHRAN – The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, has said that the Syrian crisis can only be resolved through the promotion of democracy. 
Jalili made the remarks during a meeting with Haitham Manna, the vice chairman of Syria’s National Coordination Committee, in Tehran on Sunday.  
He stated that the countries that are creating obstacles in the way of the realization of democracy in Syria have ill intentions and have become part of the problem. 
Elsewhere in his remarks, Jalili said that today Syria is in need of transparent talks so that the “logic of power” would be replaced by the “power of logic”.
Jalili also said that Iran is ready to help Syria hold a free and fair election.
For his part, Manna hailed Iran’s efforts to restore peace in Syria and stated that the National Coordination Committee is considering a national solution to the Syrian problem, without any foreign interference.
In a separate meeting with Manna on Sunday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that a second round of talks between the Syrian groups would be held soon.  
He also said that Tehran has no intention to make decisions on behalf of the Syrian people, rather it wants to pave the way for consultations between the Syrian government and opposition groups in order to help hold free and fair elections in the country.
Manna also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday.

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Last Updated on 03 December 2012 18:19