|Iranian official, Syrian FM discuss Russian initiative||
TEHRAN – Tehran and Damascus have lent their support to a Russian proposal according to which Syria would put its chemical stockpile under international control.
The move came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in London this was the only way Syria could avoid military intervention.
“Damascus and Tehran believe that Russia’s proposal must put an end to hostilities against the Syrian people and to measures [which are taken] to support terrorist and Takfiri groups in the country,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in Moscow on Tuesday following a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, Press TV reported.
“Damascus and Tehran believe that although Moscow’s initiative provides all sides with an appropriate political opportunity to resolve the Syrian issue peacefully, the entire region must become free of [all kinds of] weapons of mass destruction,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
He also called for measures to avert a U.S.-led war on the Syrian people.
During their meeting, Amir-Abdollahian and the senior Syrian diplomat exchanged views on Russia’s proposal to Syria.
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