Iranian FM Warns of Vacuum in Syrian Government
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said creating vacuum in Syrian regime would bring about unpredictable consequences for neighboring countries and the region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (file photo)
"We take one single position on Middle East and North African countries' popular developments. We believe developments in regional countries came following discontent of their nations," Salehi told ISNA referring to Syrian recent developments.
He continued, "Regional governments should be vigilant about foreigners' meddling in their internal affairs. Current interference of foreigners in internal affairs of some regional countries particularly in Syria is clear cut to everyone."
He called on foreigner not to meddle in domestic issues of other countries to prevent misuses and also asked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pay heed to legitimate demands of his people. Salehi noted al-Assad should be supported and that, "Changing the regime in Syria is unconventional and is followed by an evil purpose."
He went on to say Syria should be more cautious and patient when treating with people.
As to Russian offered step-by-step approach on Iran's nuclear issue, Salehi said, "We have already announced in Russia that we hail Russian approach in principle. Russians seek to play a serious role in Iran's nuclear issue, but it is soon to enter into details of the approach which has been already handed in written to Iran. We said that we should examine their approach."
Salehi added, "We hail Russian role on the issue, but Iran regards its own views as well. We consider their measures in line with easing further talks with Iran and P5-plus-1 as positive."
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