|Syrian tragedy is a ‘dark point’ in human history, Iran’s Larijani says||
TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said in Tehran on Wednesday that the U.S. does not intend to end the war in Syria.
The bitter events which are occurring in Syria are ‘a dark point’ in human history, Larijani told a conference attended by the chairmen of foreign policy committees of the parliaments of the countries that are friends of Syria.
He said that the international community and organizations are witnessing a humanitarian tragedy in Syria and do nothing to put an end to it.
The ongoing Syrian crisis began in March 2011. More than 140,000 people have been killed in the nearly three-year war and millions more forced to flee their homes.
Promoting democracy in Syria
He also said democracy must be promoted in Syria and many other countries in the region.
He said that Iran is willing to hold political negotiations to promote democracy in Syria.
He went on to say that Iran is opposed to a “military occupation” of Syria under the pretext of bringing democracy to the country.
He said despotic regimes in the region are backed by the U.S. which shows that Washington is not concerned about democracy in Syria.
The U.S. is incapable of resolving the crisis in Syria because it has lost its influence in the Middle East region, he noted, adding this incapability was witnessed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said that the U.S. wants a prolongation of the Syrian crisis to abuse the chaos there.
The senior lawmaker went on to say that Syrian officials are ready to hold an election under international supervision, but Western countries are making efforts to prevent it.
Conference on the Syrian crisis was held in Tehran on Wednesday to study the latest developments in the country. The chairmen of the foreign policy committees of the parliaments of some Islamic countries attended the conference.
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