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Political Resolve to Solve Crisis in Syria at Hand, Says Abdollahian


Tehran - Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that 'We are now close to a political resolve to solve the crisis in Syria.'

the Pace of talks between Syrian government, opposition groups and civil society is on the verge of a new phase and 'We are glad to witness that grounds for political resolve to solve the Syrian crisis is have been prepared.'

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks on the sidelines of his meeting with the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, in Tehran on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, he said we had very significant negotiations with the UN envoy for Syria on continued political talks on the Syrian crisis.

In the meeting many topics were raised such as concern about increase in the activities of irresponsible armed groups in Syria in recent days and rise in the number of ceasefire violations which can harm the pace of political process in the country, Amir Abdollahian said.

Daesh - Held Fallujah Residents Starving, Says UN

The UN has warned about deteriorating humanitarian situation in Fallujah, where thousands of Iraqis are trapped without food under the control of Daesh terrorists.

The UN World Food Program said in a report on Monday that the food situation for 60,000 civilians in Fallujah is worrying.

Syrians have absolute right to decide for their destiny

Tehran– Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs said Tuesday that the Syrian people are the only one that have right to decide for their country's fate without foreign interference.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with a number of political and social scholars from French National Center for Scientific Research.

Iran's foreign policy is based on interaction with neighbors, international support for solving the Syrian crisis and regional peace and stability, said Amir Abdollahian, according to IRNA.

Talking on the developments in the Western Asia and critical situation in the region, the diplomat stressed importance of following up the political trends to fight terrorism.

Rouhani Urges Firm, Collective Anti- Terror Bids

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has renewed a call for taking collective measures to tackle terrorist groups, saying lack of a serious fight against terrorism will lead to its spillover into other regions including Europe.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is concerned about instability [caused by terrorists] in some countries from North Africa to a number of countries in the Middle East,” Rouhani said in a meeting with the visiting Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand in Tehran on Sunday.

He added that efforts to establish stability and security in these countries can help improve stability in the entire region and across the world.

Zarif Says Defensive Issues Not Negotiable

 Tehran -Foreign minister said that US officials including US secretary of state know well that Iran's defense capabilities are not negotiable for bargaining and no Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action(JCPOA) is on the agenda in this regard.

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a joint press conference with visiting Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand.

If US is serious towards defensive issues, it should decrease and stop selling weapons to certain regimes that kill innocent civilians in Yemen and Palestinian Occupied lands, he added.

Zarif referred to the US Department of State reports on nuclear talks adding that this US institution have confessed for several times that the JCPOA do not include defensive issues.