|Tehran, Baghdad have a common policy on Syria: Larijani||
TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the Iranian and Iraqi parliaments have a common policy on the Syrian crisis and both are opposed to foreign military intervention in the crisis-hit Arab country.
Larijani made the remarks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Tehran on Saturday.
The Iranian official also said that only a political solution could help resolve the issue, adding that he was hopeful that consultations between Tehran and Baghdad could help promote the security of the region.
Commenting on a possible military action against Syria by the United States, he said that the United States had realized that any military intervention would provoke a response which could have a dramatic impact on the region.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi also said that the Syrian crisis had no military solution, adding that the best solution to the issue is a political solution that should be worked out through cooperation between the major countries in the region, including Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, and the world’s major countries, such as the United States and Russia.
In addition, he said that Iraq had drafted a proposal to help resolve the Syrian crisis.
The proposal has been submitted to Turkey and the Arab League and will be presented to Iran in coming days, he said.
Democratic reforms in Syria should be implemented without foreign intervention
During a meeting with the Iraqi parliament speaker before the news conference, Larijani said that democratic reforms in Syria should be implemented without foreign intervention.
He also thanked the Iraqi government for dealing firmly with the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and making efforts to close Camp Ashraf, the residence of the terrorist group, in eastern Iraq.
The United Nation announced on Thursday that the last remaining dissidents in Camp Ashraf had been transferred to Camp Liberty in Baghdad pending resettlement abroad.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani pointed to the recent wave of terrorist bombing in Iraq and said that the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly disapproved of terrorist actions occurring in Iraq meant to divide Shias and Sunnis and provoke crisis in the region.
The Iraqi official, for his part, described Iran as an important and powerful country in the region and said that Baghdad regarded Iran as a friendly and brotherly neighbor.
Nujaifi also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.
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|Last Updated on 15 September 2013 15:41|