Jan 16, 2022 11:41 UTC
  • US, Zionist entity preventing Syria from returning to normal

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned that the US military presence and Israeli regime strikes in Syria are hindering a political solution to the crisis gripping the West Asian country, calling on the United Nations to act against such unlawful activities.

According to reports, in a meeting with visiting United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Tehran on Sunday, he hailed the Norwegian diplomat’s efforts to promote national dialog, peace and stability in Syria, and underlined that the Islamic Republic has greatly contributed to such attempts.

The FM also reiterated Tehran’s stance on the settlement of the Syrian crisis through political approaches and said his country views the UN as the body responsible to help put a peaceful end to the conflict in the Arab nation.

Amir-Abdollahian criticized the illegal presence of US occupation forces in Syria as well as Israeli regime airstrike on the war-ravaged country, stating that such practices derail the political settlement process.

He called on the international community and the United Nations to take effective measures in this regard.

The FM pointed to the Syrian refugee crisis and sanctions imposed on the Damascus government, saying that the Syrian conflict cannot be resolved adequately if these issues are not addressed properly.

For his part, Pedersen described the status quo in Syria as stable, saying, “Neither side is currently mulling over regime change in Syria.”

He stressed Syria’s national sovereignty, political establishment and territorial integrity.