|Tunisia's Marzouki wants Iran to help end Syrian crisis||
TEHRAN – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Monday asked Iran to help broker a political solution to the civil war in Syria that has killed more than 100,000 people.
"We have to stop this; this is the main problem: find and reach a political solution. I hope Iran now with President (Hassan) Rouhani would help," Marzouki told Reuters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
A sarin gas attack near Damascus on August 21, which the United States says killed over 1,400 people, many of them children, has added urgency to the UN meeting this year.
The United States and Russia have agreed to a framework for eliminating Syrian chemical weapons.
Tunisia is the small North African country whose overthrow of an autocratic president gave birth to the Arab Spring protest movement which saw governments in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen toppled. It is now struggling with its transition to democracy after two political assassinations of secular opposition leaders this year.
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