|Iran insists it will not allow ‘foreign prescription’ for Syria||
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi reiterated Tehran’s position that the Islamic Republic will not allow foreign countries to determine the destiny of the Syrian people.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow a foreign prescription to be imposed on the Syrian people, and to this day, it has demonstrated this capability,” Salehi told reporters in a joint press conference with Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour in Tehran on Saturday.
Iran hopes that “wise” people, especially those from regional and extra-regional countries, gather together as soon as possible and draw up a “Syrian-Syrian” solution so that the Syrians themselves can determine their own destiny.”
Asked about the conference on Syria held in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, the foreign minister said Iran welcomes any conference which would help end the war in the Syria but seriously opposes any meeting which is organized to send arms to mercenaries in Syria and prolong the conflict in the country.
He added, “I am surprised how Westerners who lecture about human rights can provide arms to cannibals in Syria.”
The Iranian foreign minister cast doubt over the convention of the Geneva II conference on Syria, but said Iran will definitely participate in the conference if it is invited.
Flames of violence in Syria will spread to other countries
The Syrian foreign minister also censured the actions of extremist groups in Syria.
“The wave of violence and the moves of takfiri groups in Syria are astonishing, and the flames of these extremist views will spread to other countries,” he told reporters.
He added, “We are opposed to extremism, and takfiri thought, and killings in Syria.”
Takfiris are people who believe that only their interpretation of Islam is correct, and all other Muslims are unbelievers.
The top Lebanese diplomat said all peace-lovers are pinning their hopes on the Geneva conference on Syria, but the question is whether peace can be achieved through the shipment of arms to Syria.
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