EU’s Mogherini: JCPOA to help resolve Syrian crisis

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said implementation of a final nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers could open diplomatic channels to resolve crisis in Syria.

“I believe that what we reach in Vienna in July is not only a non-proliferation agreement but could also be opening the way for regional powers around Syria to take a different kind of approach and help the international community to come to an end to help solve the crisis, to solve the war in Syria,” Mogherini said in an interview with CNN on Monday.

“The only way forward there is not Europe or the United States or one single country putting a plan on the table, we have had tens of plans on the table. The point there is creating regional and international framework for the different parties in Syria to come to a Syrian-led transition that would allow the country to live in peace finally. It is more than 4 years that the Syrians are facing what they are facing and It is clear to everybody that obviously there is no future for Assad in his own country, but on the other side all the parties have to find a way of finding the future of their own country,” she added.

Mogherini also said that she believes the crisis of the Arab country can be handled “only through UN-led dialogue”.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011. In the past four years, more than 200,000 people have died in Syria – overwhelmingly civilians – and around 4 million Syrian people are now refugees in other countries. Another 7.6 million are displaced inside Syria.

By Tasnim News Agency