Deputy FM: Iran, Russia to continue support for Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian reiterated the necessity for finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, and said Tehran and Moscow will continue their support for Syria.

“Tehran and Moscow, along with some other countries, will continue their support for Syria and reject any military…solution” Amir Abdollahian said on Thursday.

He further noted that Syria’s supporters emphasize the need for a “political solution” as the only way out of the turmoil in the Middle Eastern country.

“Collective regional support for the terrorism-hit states is in the interest of all countries and governments, and the Islamic Republic of Iran acts seriously, wisely and forcefully on this path,” Amir Abdollahian said.

Last Thursday, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin underlined that Iran plays an important role in resolving the regional crises, specially in Syria.

“It will be a great mistake to exclude Iran from any future talks on Syria,” Churkin said.

The Russian envoy reiterated that Iran an influential regional player must be included in the future talks.

On October 27, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov foreign minister also stressed the role of Iran in efforts to end the Syrian.

“We consider it to be a great mistake to exclude countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia from the list of negotiators,” Lavrov said, adding, “All Syrian neighbors without exception should be represented at the negotiating table.”

By Fars News Agency


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