Iran is troubled about crisis in Syria
Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday called for effective and serious action to determine the fate of chemical weapons available to the terrorists in Syria. Iranian IRNA writes about this.
In a meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, he said that the only wayout to the Syrian crisis is that the Arab nation should determine their own fate in a democratic way and free from any foreign pressure and interference.
He called on the countries to strengthen diplomatic approach to stop violence in Syria.
Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran is one of the main victims of chemical weapons and acts of terror in the world, and that Iran held talks on chemical weapons with Russia and Syria, which fortunately yielded good results.
“We believe in an effective and serious action to control chemical weapons available to the terrorists in Syria in parallel with the one dealing with the arms held by the government, he said.
Stressing the need to prevent supply of weapons to the terrorists in the Arab state, he said what has intensified the humanitarian catastrophes in Syria is conspicuous dispatch of arms by certain countries.
He called for control on Syrian borders and stop shipment of weapons to the terrorists helpful to settle the civil war.
“Iran has always dispatched humanitarian aid to the Syrian nation,” the senior diplomat said, recalling Iranian experience to offer aid and emergency food supplies to the affected and war-stricken people in Syria.
Iran can act as main bridge between Syria and UN to transit humanitarian aid and ensure the fact the assistance reaches out those really in need.
Amos, for his part, underlined the complicated situation in the Yemen and Syria and said that offering relief aid to these countries has been difficult due to the critical conditions and violent clashes.
“Ordinary people are the first to suffer irreparable damage under the current situation in those states,” she said.
Recalling the situation faced by Syria, she underlined that military option is in no way a solution to the civil war in Syria and a diplomatic approach should be employed for that.