Iran ready to help int’l aid delivery to Syria: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is ready to help other countries deliver relief aid to crisis-hit Syria.

In a Thursday meeting with Swiss President Didier Burkhalter in Davos, Switzerland, Rouhani pointed to the Islamic Republic’s humanitarian aids, including food and medicine, to Damascus and said, “Iran is ready to do its utmost to help other countries, especially the European ones, with the delivery of aid to Syria.”

Iran has dispatched several consignments of humanitarian supplies, including medicine and medical equipment, to Syria to help the people affected by the unrest in the Arab country.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011.

Expressing gratitude to Switzerland for hosting the nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, Rouhani said that the nuclear negotiations have provided a good opportunity for Europe and the West to bring about better conditions in the Middle East and the world.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US – plus Germany struck an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013. The interim accord, which went into effect on January 20, is aimed at setting the stage for the full resolution of the decade-old standoff over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

Under the deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during six months. It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on the country within the same timeframe.

By Press TV


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