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Switzerland Supports Iran’s Peace Efforts on Syrian Crisis

Switzerland Supports Iran's Peace Efforts on Syrian Crisis

Secretary of State at the Swiss Foreign Ministry Yves Rossier appreciated Tehran for its humanitarian aids to the Syrian people, and underlined his country’s support for the efforts Iran is making to settle the crisis in Syria politically.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach to the Syrian crisis, specially sending humanitarian aids to the Syrian people, and its efforts to work out political solutions to the Syrian crisis should be supported,” Rossier said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Tehran on Tuesday.

He also stressed the necessity for continued meetings and consultations for the implementation of humanitarian plans in Syria.

Amir Abdollahian, for his part, pointed to Tehran’s emphasis on the political settlement of the Syrian crisis and the necessity for stopping arm shipments to the rebel groups in Syria, and said those countries which support the militants financially and by sending weapons have now come to this conclusion that they should join Iran’s proposals.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Tel Aviv, Washington, Ankara and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.

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