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Iran warns against foreign intervention in Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has warned against the prospect of foreign intervention in Syria, reiterating Tehran’s offer to help diplomatic efforts to restore security in the Arab country.

During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ramin Mehmanparast said the situation in Syria calls for the consultation and cooperation of the regional countries to come up with the right solution to meet the legitimate demands of the people and allow the government to take peaceful steps.

Mehmanparast added that some trans-regional countries try to lead the situation in Syria towards a civil war and set the stage for foreign intervention, which is not acceptable.

The Iranian official warned that some other countries are attempting to create insecurity and instability by supporting armed groups and strengthening terrorist operations in Syria.

Mehmanparast reiterated Tehran’s offer to meditate between the Syrian opposition and government in order to end the crisis in Syria.

On July 15, Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran was prepared to hold a meeting with the Syrian opposition and invite them to the Islamic Republic.

Describing Iran’s role in resolving regional issues as undeniable, Mehmanparast said Iran has made every effort to reestablish security and stability in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of many people, including large numbers of security forces because the presence of armed gangs who are strongly financed and armed by West, U.S, Israel and their regional hands.

Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, saying that it is being orchestrated from abroad. o

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