Iran,Angola for Political Solution in Syria

Capitals (ST) _ Iranian President Hassan Rohani urged the  international community to work constructively  in order to launch a national dialogue in Syria, stressing his country's readiness " to help facilitate the dialogue between the Syrian government and  the  opposition ,  and that  the  region's peoples must decide self - determination ."

Rohani added , in an article published in Washington Post yesterday  before attending the annual meeting  of the UN General Assembly due  next week that " we must address the injustice and disputes  that fuel violence and tension in the world ," adding that one of the key aspects of the political obligations of Iran, is  the constructive interaction and sincere efforts in dealing with neighboring countries and other countries in order to identify and secure solutions.

" such an approach can be useful for the  efforts to prevent cold conflicts  from turning into hot ,  but for overcoming the pitfalls for both  Syria or Iran's nuclear program or its relations with the US  , we need a more sublime objective and instead of focusing on how to prevent things from exacerbations , we need to think and talk about how to make things better," the Iranian  President said.

President Rohani said that the international community faces many challenges in the New World such as terrorism , extremism and foreign military intervention in addition to drug trafficking ,  cyber crime and cultural encroachment all within an international framework , that devoted to the logic of power and dominance in the world.

The Iranian president pointed out that attention  must be paid to the complexities of the debated issues in order to reach solutions to them , explaining that the  constructive diplomatic approach does not mean waiving  rights , rather  to engage with counterparts on the basis of equality and mutual respect to address common concerns and achieve common goals.

"Unfortunately , unilateral approach  still overshadows the constructive approach where the  security of one of the parties  is maintained at the expense of the insecurity of others and the subsequent consequences ," he said, adding that after a decade and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the attacks of September  11 , al-Qaeda terrorists and extremists are  still wreaking havoc in the region .

Rohani  said that : " Syria , the Jewel of  civilization became the scene of violence tragic , including attacks with chemical weapons , which we condemn strongly and in Iraq 10 years after the invasion led by the US  dozens  are still dozens loosing e their lives because of  violence every day , and the same is happening  in Afghanistan as well."

The Iranian president  explained that the unilateral approach  which " glorifies brute force and generates violence,"  is completely unable to solve the issues that we all face , such as terrorism and extremism, because no one is safe from extremist violence, even though this extremism,  is thousands of miles away  and  the Americans  saw this fact 12 years ago . 

Angola called for a political solution to the crisis in Syria 

Angola  called for  finding  a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria through diplomatic means and without any military intervention .

The Angolan Foreign Minister George Chikoti , who is participating in the works of the UN General Assembly in New York  stressed in an interview with the national radio that his country has always supported a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria and avoid escalation in order not to worsen the crisis .

Chikoti also welcomed Syrian government acceptance  to accede the Treaty on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons , calling on all international forces to maintain international peace and security. 

T. Fateh