Addressing Terrorism A Must for Ending Syria Crisis: Iranian Diplomat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi underlined that Syria’s nearly five-year conflict will not be resolved if the issue of terrorism is not tackled.
Speaking at a meeting with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa in Prague, the Iranian diplomat expressed deep concern about the ongoing crisis in war-hit Syria and the spread of terrorism across the world.
“If the phenomenon of terrorism is not dealt with collectively and by all countries, resolving the Syrian crisis will not be possible,” Takht Ravanchi said.
Tlapa, for his part, emphasized that the crisis has no military solution and that a political solution can be achieved by respecting the will of the Syrian people.
During the meeting, the two diplomats also exchanged views about ways to promote bilateral relations between Tehran and Prague in various spheres, including political and economic and parliamentary areas.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including the ISIL, currently controlling parts of it.
According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 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.