Iran: Supporters of Syrian Nation Should Pay Heed to Assad's Peace Plan


TEHRAN (ST)- A senior Iranian official stressed that any country which claims to be advocate of the progress and well-being of the Syrian nation should support President Bashar al-Assad's peace initiative.

Senior Presidential Advisor Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad in Tehran on Sunday.

He said that Assad's peace plan matches the six-point peace plan the Islamic Republic unveiled recently.

On Sunday, Assad voiced his readiness for dialogue with the opposition and political parties in Syria. The Syrian leader also proposed general elections, adoption of a new constitution as well as a national reconciliation conference.

"The Syrian president's new initiative clears the way for a stronger presence by Syria in politics and in resolving (ongoing) problems, and I believe that anyone who claims to be a supporter of the Syrian nation and its progress must support this plan," Samareh Hashemi stated.