Tunisia Welcomes Iran’s Plan for Syrian Crisis

A senior Tunisian official underscored his country’s support for Iran’s plan for the settlement of the crisis in Syria, which calls for resolving the problems in the Arab country through talks between the Syrian government and the opposition and away from foreign interference.

“We welcome the plan but we should know that we don’t have so much time,” Tunisian Presidential Spokesman Adnan Mansar told FNA on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran on Tuesday.

He underlined that Tunisia welcomes the plan raised by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca on August 14-15 to settle the crisis in Syria.

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.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

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