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Syria unrest, US-Israel plot to safeguard Tel Aviv security: Iran envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi says the Syria unrest is a US-Israeli plot aimed at safeguarding Israel’s security.

“What is currently going on in Syria is a US-Zionist plot to destroy the country’s security and stability with the aim of protecting the Zionist regime’s security,” Roknabadi said in an interview with al-Manar TV on Thursday.

Regarding Iran’s six-point proposal on the resolution of the Syria unrest, he said the plan hinges on ending the violence and bloodshed, restoration of peace in all areas and the start of dialog between the opposition and the Syrian government to help the establishment of a national reconciliation government.

Roknabadi said once the national reconciliation government is formed, the ground would be prepared for parliamentary elections.

He added that the new parliament will also form a new government that will be tasked with carrying out reforms, under the supervision of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and thus pave the way for the presidential election in 2014.

The Iranian diplomat said that Tehran has presented its plan to Syria, Russia and other relevant international parties, adding that in terms of content, it is in line with the plan introduced by the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011.

On December 16, Iran unveiled details of a six-point plan to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria, which calls for an immediate end to all violent and armed acts.

The plan calls for sending humanitarian aid to Syrians following the end of all conflicts, lifting all economic sanctions imposed against the country, and facilitating the return of displaced Syrians to their homes.

It also urges talks between the Syrian government and the representatives of all Syrian groups regardless of their political and social tendencies in order to form a national reconciliation committee.

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