Iran, Austria deputy FMs voice concern about Syria

Deputy Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian

Press TV -(Sat Nov 2, 2013) The Iranian and Austrian deputy foreign ministers have expressed concern about the worsening humanitarian condition in crisis-hit Syria.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Reinhold Lopatka, in their meeting in Tehran, called for non-interference of foreign countries in Syria’s domestic affairs and said the future fate of the Arab country needs to be determined by the Syrian people. 
The two officials also stressed the need to find a political strategy in the Middle East and to prevent the spread of extremism and its repercussions in the region and the world. 
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside the country. 
According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence. 
On October 7, the UN said over four million other Syrians will be forced out of their homes in 2014 due to the escalating conflict in the country. 
Two million Syrians are expected to take refuge outside the country while another 2.25 million are predicted to be internally displaced next year. 

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