Archbishop of Beirut for the Maronites Paul Matar praised the Islamic Republic of Iran’s six-point peace plan for resolving the ongoing crisis in Syria.
According to IRNA, Matar made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi. Calling for an immediate end to violence in Syria, he said “We believe that negotiation is the sole way to settle the Syrian crisis.”
Criticizing foreign meddling in Syria, he noted the Syrian nation should decide their own destiny through participation in national dialogue and 2014 elections.
Analyzing Iran’s six-point peace plan for resolving the crisis in Syria, Roknabadi, for his part, said the Islamic Republic believes that negotiation is the only way to settle the ongoing crisis in Syria.
He noted Iran’s six-point peace plan was proposed in collaboration with the United Nations and the UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
The Iranian envoy also congratulated birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the advent of New Year to the Maronites Archbishop.