|No military solution for Syria: top Iranian lawmaker||
TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has said that the Syrian crisis has no military way out, reiterating Tehran’s position that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, made the remarks at a press conference on Sunday after a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
He advised the United States to avoid a military attack against Syria, suggesting that a refrain from attack “not only will not damage the U.S. political prestige, but also will be considered a positive point for Barack Obama.”
He also said that the U.S. and some other countries that support terrorism in the region should be held accountable for the suffering of the Syrian people.
In addition, he called on Muslim scholars to make efforts to put an end to the Syria adversity.
In case there would be a military attack on Syria, the Israeli regime will face its greatest defeat ever, he noted.
On August 31, U.S. President Barack Obama said he would seek authorization from Congress for military action against Syria after lawmakers return from recess on September 9.
Today, Boroujerdi said, the U.S. Congress is facing a critical and historical moment in its history in regard to Syria, adding that the U.S. has so far adopted a wrong stance toward the Syrian conflict and expressed hope that Washington would change its policy.
Boroujerdi also urged the United Nations to carry out thorough investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria and officially disclose the details on who transferred chemical weapons equipments to terrorist groups in Syria.
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