Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed Iran’s support for a political solution to the Syrian crisis, but meantime, underlined that Tehran will not allow any foreign side to impose a solution to the crisis.
“As we have announced, this crisis should be resolved through a Syrian-Syrian solution and the Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow a foreign solution to be imposed to end the Syrian crisis,” Salehi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting here in Tehran on Wednesday.
He said that Iran is pursuing its 6-point plant to settle the crisis in Syria, adding that he will have a meeting with foreign ambassadors to Tehran today to discuss the issue.
Iranian officials have recently called on political leaders and religious figures in the region to support Tehran’s 6-point plan to settle the crisis in Syria.
Iran’s proposed plan calls for an immediate end to violence and a start of the national dialogue. The third step is to create a reconciliation government and provide humanitarian aid to the people of Syria. The next step is the release of prisoners, who have not committed a crime against Syrians. And the final point is to allow media’s full access to Syria.
Tehran has recently doubled its efforts to settle the problems in Syria which has been experiencing unrests since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian security forces and border guards.
On November 18, Iran hosted the Syrian National Dialogue Conference, with the motto “No to Violence, Yes to Democracy”.
Over 200 Syrian religious and political figures, leaders of tribes and parties as well as representatives and leaders of the opposition groups took part in the two-day meeting in Tehran.
A number of Syrian parliament members as well as senior political figures from Sudan, Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Brazil and Zimbabwe also took part in the meeting.