Iran, Algeria call for dialogue to resolve Syrian crisis: deputy FM

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

IRNA -(Mar 14, 2013) Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that Iran and Algeria consider political approach and dialogue the only way to resolve the Syrian crisis.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Algerian Foreign Minister Murat Medelsi.
Underlining the need for regional and international cooperation to stop violence in Syria, he said that unfortunately, certain parties stirring up hostility in the Arab state are supported by the western governments.
Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that Syria has successfully passed through security crisis and few terrorists are breathing the last in certain areas.
Tehran and Algiers support the plan to stop violence in Syria and go ahead with national dialogue to develop national solidarity, he added.
Recalling Algeria’s significant status in the region and the Muslim World, he described bilateral ties as distinguished.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s stance toward Palestine developments is wise, he said, lauding the Algerian correct understanding of the enemies’ goals.
Amir-Abdollahian condemned the recent hostage-taking in Algeria and expressed concern about the dire human rights violations committed by European troops in Mali.
The deputy foreign minister underlined Iran’s principled policy toward regional and international peace and security.
Medelsi, for his part, underscored the importance of unity among the regional states against common threats and said that Iran’s progress is a source of pride.
Appreciating Tehran’s support to Palestine, he added that Tehran and Algiers have a joint stance regarding Syria which is based on political approach and national dialogue.
Expressing support to Iran and other countries’ right to produce nuclear energy, Medelsi noted that his country is optimistic about the results of Tehran-5+1 talks.
Underlining joint stand of the two countries, he said that Iran and Algeria are significant and influential in the region.

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