|‘Iran opposed to any act of adventurism in the region’||
TEHRAN – New Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said that Iran is opposed to any act of adventurism in the region, saying it would have severe repercussions for the region.
Marzieh Afkham, who has recently been appointed as first woman spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, made the remarks during her inauguration ceremony in Tehran on Sunday in reference to a possible military intervention in Syria by the United States over the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces near Damascus in a recent attack against rebels fighting against the government.
She also said that the opposing sides in Syria should engage in negotiations in order to find a political solution to the crisis.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always called for political solutions to help resolve regional issues, including the Syrian crisis, she added.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called for strikes against the Syrian military for the chemical weapons attack which occurred on August 21.
U.S. military action will be put to a vote in Congress, which ends its summer recess on September 9, according to Reuters.
Syria blames rebels for the attack. Its main ally Russia says any attack on Syria would be illegal and only inflame the civil war there.
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