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Iran always supported Syria during four years of conflict

24 September 2015 8:03


Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has reacted to recent comments made by US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding Iran’s role in Syria.

“Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Iran has announced that the only path to ending the war and crisis in Syria is aiding the formation of Syria-Syria talks and political agreement,” IRNA quoted Afkham as saying on Wednesday.

She was reacting to comments made by Kerry on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Kerry said the US hopes Russia and Iran would play a positive role in Syria and support a political transition aimed at ending the turmoil in the country.

She also noted that incorrect and bigoted policies towards the crisis in Syria are even affecting the attempts by the UN and other organizations.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria has reportedly claimed about 250,000 lives so far.

The United Nations says the militancy has displaced more than 7.6 million Syrians internally, and over four million others have fled the country to take refuge in neighboring states, including Jordan and Lebanon.

Afkham added that any plan that does not prioritize a serious fight against Takfiri terrorists and other extremist groups in Syria is condemned to failure.

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