Tehran’s Interim Friday Prayers Leader says the United States, the Israeli regime and their allies are turning to negotiation due to failure in Syria.
“The plan devised by the US, the Zionist regime [of Israel] and reactionary countries to send terrorist groups into Syria has failed; therefore they have turned to negotiation,” Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahhedi-Kermani said.
The Iranian cleric noted that the Syrian situation has reached a good stage saying, Iran’s diplomacy has been influential in resolving the issue.
Ayatollah Movahhedi-Kermani further stressed the importance of preserving Muslim unity and said the main issue in countries such as Egypt, Syria and Iraq is internal disputes.
The senior cleric also pointed out that enemies seek to turn Muslims against each other but if Muslims are united they should have no fears or concerns.
The Syrian crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the unrest.
Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the armed groups.