TEHRAN (Bernama) – Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Afro-Arab affairs and a visiting Japanese diplomat have both called for a peaceful resolution of the Syrian crisis, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported.
Hossein Amirabdollahian and Director-General of Japan Foreign Ministry’s Middle Eastern and African Affairs’ Bureau Uemura Tsukasa on Sunday underlined the continuation of Tehran-Tokyo talks to help resolve major regional problems.
Any political solution to the Syrian crisis should be based on realities on the ground, he said in the meeting.
He reiterated that Iran is interested in peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis and urged all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to help in coming out with a peaceful resolution, end the violence against civilians, facilitate return of refugees and dispatch humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.
The official urged all sides to respect the country’s sovereignty, and that all regional and international powers should back the Iraqi government and Army against terrorists.
Tsukasa said that unrest in the Middle East threatened the world security and all regional states.
Japan would continue to dispatch humanitarian aid to Syria and Lebanon and supported Iraq’s government and Army against terrorists, he added.