Iran-US contact to help solve Syrian crisis, diplomat

United Nations, New York, Sept 30, IRNA – Syrian deputy foreign minister welcomed normalization of Tehran-Washington relations, stressing contacts between the two countries would help find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis.

Faisal al-Miqdad made the remarks in an exclusive interview with IRNA here on Sunday.

As to the recent phone call held between the Iranian President Hassan Rohani and his US counterpart Barack Obama, al-Miqdad said Damascus welcomes any contact that would improve relations and help regional stability.

He further criticized the inaction of western states towards the Zionist regime’s chemical weapons and described Israel’s weapons of mass destruction as a major threat to the region.

Turning to Iran’s nuclear program, he said Tehran is pursuing nuclear activities for peaceful purposes and called for global support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Expressing his satisfaction with Tehran-Damascus amicable ties, the diplomat said the two enjoy strategic cooperation.



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