Iranian Deputy FM Calls for ‘Realistic’ Approach to Syrian Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed the necessity for a “realistic” stance on the Syrian conflict in order to reach a solution to the crisis.
Amir Abdollahian and Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid in a Sunday meeting in Tehran discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, Syria in particular.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of a core group meeting of the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
The Iranian diplomat pointed to the ongoing consultations between the Islamic Republic and the European Union over regional issues, including the Syrian conflicts, saying that it is necessary to adopt a realistic approach to the resolution of the crisis in the Arab country.
Schmid, for her part, emphasized the need to combat terrorism and called for a political solution to the current conflicts in Syria.
The Arab country has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups currently controlling parts of it.
According to the United Nations, more than 240,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.
Earlier on June 2, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the resistance of the Syrian government and people against foreign-backed terrorist groups in the Arab country, saying that Tehran is determined to side with Damascus to the end of the crisis.