Iran urges West to facilitate resolution of Syria crisis

IRNA – The Iranian foreign minister on Tuesday urged the western states to facilitate resolution of the Syrian crisis.

‘In Geneva alongside Russian & Turkish counterparts to move fwd on a constitutional committee to resolve Syria crisis. We always insisted on a political solution led and owned by the Syrians. The West has now been compelled to accept this. But it needs to facilitate; not dictate,’ Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message released on his twitter account.

Iranian foreign minister left Tehran for Geneva on Tuesday to take part in the trilateral consultative meeting on the Syrian Constitution.

Along with Zarif, the meeting is attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

Earlier, Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed the latest developments of establishing the Syrian Constitution Committee.