Iranian speaker sees no military solution in Syria, region

Tasnim – The speaker of the Iranian Parliament called for the political settlements of regional issues, stressing that military action has gone nowhere in Syria, Yemen and other places.

The solution to the regional issues is political dialogue, not military action, Ali Larijani said in a meeting with his Qatari counterpart on the sidelines of the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Serbia on Sunday.

“As military behavior did not work in Syria, it won’t work in other places either. It only inflicted damages on people of Syria, and it was the same in Yemen as well,” Larijani added.

The Iranian speaker also said that certain countries in the region have created trouble in the current volatile situation and sapped the energy of the Muslim nations, urging efforts to resolve the conflicts.

He further hailed the positive steps that Tehran and Doha have taken to enhance economic and trade ties.

For his part, Qatari Parliament Speaker Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud said his country’s policy is based upon dialogue.

He also pointed to Qatar’s mediation in the war against Yemen, saying the poor people of Yemen have become victims of the war.

Larijani and Al Mahmoud are among representatives from around 180 countries attending the IPU meeting in Belgrade.