Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the Syrian crisis can only be soothed through national dialogue involving all groups in Syria, and warned that foreign meddling and terrorist groups operating in Syria would worsen and complicate the situation in the country.
Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with Syria’s National Reconciliation Minister Ali Heydar here in Tehran on Sunday, a report by the Iranian state-run TV said.
At the meeting, Larijani stressed that settlement of the Syrian crisis is only possible through a national dialogue involving all the various groups in Syria.
“Foreign intervention and sending of arms and money to various terrorist groups operating in Syria will only make the situation worse in that country,” he added.
In further remarks, Larijani referred to major world powers and the Zionist regime of Israel plotting against the Syrian government, and he assured his Syrian guest that the Islamic republic of Iran is staunchly standing by the people and government of Syria, offering them its full support.
Larijani said actions of various regional countries against Syria is wrong, misguided and regrettable, and that insecurity in Syria will have serious repercussions for the peoples of this region.
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.
In October, 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, Ankara, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.