|Salehi says Iran will not allow any ‘foreign prescription’ for Syria||
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow the implementation of any “foreign prescription” for the Syrian issue.
“Iran’s six-point proposal on Syria is the only solution to the Syrian crisis and we hope that the Syrian issue would be settled through (applying the provisions of) this proposal,” Salehi told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
In the proposal, whose details were released on December 16, Iran has called for a halt to all acts of violence in Syria, the distribution of humanitarian aid among the people affected by the crisis which requires the lifting of economic sanctions against the country, national dialogue followed by the establishment of a transitional government agreed by all sides and free parliamentary and presidential elections, release of those arrested for peaceful political activities and a fair trial of criminals, an end to the campaign of misinformation against Syria, and the establishment of a committee to assess the damage to the country’s infrastructure.
Salehi also stated that holding national dialogue is the only way out of the Syrian crisis, and that the continuation of this turmoil will only harm the Syrian people.
“Today we will hold a meeting with foreign ambassadors based in Tehran to hold a discussion on Iran’s six-point proposal on Syria,” Salehi added.
He added that fortunately, a number of other proposals on the Syrian issue are being offered, however, “We believe that the Iranian proposal is the most comprehensive one, and the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, had made his latest visit to Tehran in this regard.”
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