US main reason behind carnage in Syria: Iran MP

An Iranian lawmaker says the US is the main reason behind the “carnage” in Syria, stressing that the upcoming Geneva II peace conference on the Syrian crisis will yield no result without Iran.

“The Americans are the origin of crisis, assassination and killing people in Syria and they should be answerable to public opinion why they approve weapons and financial support for terrorists,” said Spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Seyyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini on Wednesday.

Naqavi Hosseini made the comments in reaction to remarks by US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki who attempted to cast doubt on Iran’s “seriousness” about the upcoming Geneva II peace conference aimed at ending the violence in Syria.

On January 7, Psaki pointed to the Islamic republic’s support for the Syrian government, claiming, “At this point, Iran has done nothing but helped” the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Naqavi Hosseini went on to say, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has from the start sought a political solution to end the Syrian crisis because a political solution is the only way to save the Syrian nation from internal chaos.”

The Iranian lawmaker stated, “Americans are well aware that without Iran, it is not possible to resolve the crisis in Syria,” stressing that with such statements, Washington merely seeks to “impose” preconditions for Iran’s involvement in the Geneva II conference.

The conference, dubbed Geneva II, is scheduled to open in the Swiss city of Montreux, near Geneva, on January 22.

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry also dictated how Iran can contribute to Geneva II conference.

“Now could they contribute from the sidelines? Are their ways for them, conceivably, to weigh in? Can their mission that is already in Geneva … be there in order to help the process? It may be that there are ways that could happen,” Kerry said.

By Press TV


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