UN deputy chief stresses support for Iran’s stance on Syrian crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valery Amos underlined Tehran’s important role in the promotion of diplomatic efforts to solve the problems in Syria, and said she supports Iran’s stance on the need for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

“Iran can use its communication channels in Syria and, specially in the neighboring states, to help the diplomatic efforts on the crisis,” Amos said in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Iran’s position is that military action against Syria is not the solution and that negotiations and talks should continue to find a political solution in Syria,” she added.

Amos voiced her support for Iran’s stances and measures to settle the Syrian crisis.

Amos arrived in Tehran on Friday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

Before visiting Tehran early September, Amos in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Reza Raouf Sheibani lauded the Islamic Republic for supplying the Syrians with humanitarian aids on a regular basis.

During the meeting in Damascus, Amos pointed to Iran’s role in supplying humanitarian aids to the Syrian nation, and appreciated the Islamic Republic for hosting a trilateral conference among Iran, Syria and Switzerland to coordinate the international contributions for the Syrian nation.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a meeting with Amos in Tehran on Sunday, voiced Iran’s preparedness to further expand Iran-UN regional cooperation.

“In view of Iran’s record of cooperation and satisfactory interactions with the UN on humanitarian and emergency relief assistance for refugees, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, we are ready to further expand and broaden our cooperation,” Zarif said.

The UN undersecretary, for her part, pointed to her good and successful negotiations in Tehran, and thanked Iran for its efforts to supply humanitarian and emergency relief assistance to its neighboring countries, including Afghanistan.

By Fars News Agency


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