Iran Steps Up Diplomatic Consultations over Regional Developments

A1131702Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in a phone conversation with Qatari Prime Minister discussed the latest developments in the region.

During the conversation on Saturday evening, the two sides conferred on the relations between the two countries as well as regional issues.

Iran has stepped up its diplomatic consultations with regional countries about different issues, specially the crisis in Syria, and the diplomatic moves are expected to yield their results in the near future.

Earlier this week, Salehi underlined that Tehran is in favor of the peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria and supports any good will plan to this end.

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.

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