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Iran warns against Syria talks violating Vienna agreement

3 December 2015 12:58


A senior Iranian official has warned against any meetings outside the provisions of the recent agreement reached in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on the crisis in Syria.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday night that any “sideline talks” on the Syrian crisis in Saudi Arabia or Jordan constitute a violation of the Vienna agreement.

He further noted that such moves will only derail the political attempts meant to solve the Syrian conflict.

Amir-Abdollahian also stressed the need to abstain from hasty measures on Syria, stating that Vienna negotiations present an opportunity to combat terrorism and pursue a political process for the Syrian crisis. He said some parties are trying to undermine this diplomatic endeavor through actions not included in Vienna accord.

The Iranian official further pointed out that the fate of Syria should be decided by Syrians themselves, adding that the fight against terrorism needs a strong resolve on the part of all world states

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