Tehran to host foreign ministers meeting on Syria on Thursday
TEHRAN: Tehran will host a foreign ministerial meeting on Syria on Aug 9 to find political ways out of the current situation in the Arab country, Iran’s Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
Foreign ministers from a number of influential regional and extra-regional countries will attend the meeting for consultations on the Syrian crisis.
Syria has been gripped by unrest triggered by armed protests against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which Iran says is a foreign conspiracy fueled by the United States and its allies meant to undermine the country, which is on the front line of the resistance movement against the Zionist regime in the region.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also said on Monday that the purpose of the meeting is to explore ways of tackling the crisis to help bring stability and calm to the country.
He also said that since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Iran has called for political measures to help resolve the issue and has made every effort to end violence and pave the way for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.
He added that the Islamic Republic believes that a national dialogue with the participation of political groups which enjoy public support could help resolve the crisis.