Syrian crisis should be settled politically, Iran insists

May 15, 2016 - 19:19

TEHRAN – On Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari reiterated the Islamic Republic’s position that there is no military solution to the Syrian crisis, noting the conflict should be settled politically.

Ansari made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony held in Tehran on Saturday to commemorate the top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine who was martyred at a base near Damascus airport on Friday by artillery shells.

He also said foreign interference in Syria runs contrary to the Syrians’ interests.

The official added Iran provides Syria with advisory help upon the country’s request.