Britain stresses Iran’s positive role in settling Syrian crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- British Foreign Minister William Hague underlined the important role that Iran plays in settling the crisis in Syria, and called for Tehran’s participation in any international effort to this end.

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Hague highlighted the constructive role of Iran in the settlement of the Syrian crisis, and called for more interaction between international bodies and Tehran to find new peaceful solutions to the bloodshed in the Muslim country.

Late in August, UN Undersecretary General Jeffrey D. Feltman underscored Iran’s influential role in settling the regional crises, and hailed the country’s cooperation with regional and international bodies in various fields.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.

In recent days, the US, Israel and France have adopted the rhetoric of war against Syria over allegations that the Syrian government was behind a recent chemical attack near Damascus.

By Fars News Agency


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