|Adherence to national dialogue best solution to Syrian crisis: Iranian FM||
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that adherence to the process of national dialogue is the best solution to the Syrian crisis.
Salehi made the remarks in a speech to the opening ceremony of the international conference on university professors and Islamic Awakening opened in Tehran on Monday.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is critical of the West’s selective approach toward developments in Syria and is insistent on the adoption of a political solution,” he said.
“Today, the mainstream opposition in Syria believes in a national dialogue, but while the Tehran meeting (on Syria) was being held, terrorists targeted the people and government,” he said, adding, “These irresponsible groups, which are being supported by certain foreign countries, have targeted great human resources and infrastructures in Syria and have endangered the security of the country and the region.”
A Syrian national dialogue meeting was held in Tehran on November 18. About 200 Syrian citizens, including religious leaders, party leaders, political figures, tribal chiefs, and representatives of Syrian opposition groups, as well as representatives from Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, and a number of other countries attended the meeting, which was held on the theme of “No to Violence, Yes to Democracy.”
Salehi also said that Iran has presented its comprehensive proposal for the resolution of the Syrian crisis to Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.
The proposal calls for an end to the violence in Syria and the continuation of national dialogue in order to help resolve the crisis, he explained.
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