Iran says Geneva II conference must facilitate “free elections” in Syria

TEHRAN, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that the upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria, scheduled for January, must facilitate “completely free state.

“The Geneva II conference must emphasize the complete expulsion of terrorists from the country as well as a completely free elections without any precondition,” Rouhani said on his official website.

“Our shared responsibility is to defend the ideals and demands of the Syrian nation,” he said at a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Tehran.

Iran, the main regional ally of the Syrian government, has condemned foreign intervention and terrorists’ involvement in the Syrian conflict.

It has also urged for a ceasefire in Syria prior to Geneva II conference.

By Xinhua


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