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Iran to unveil Syria proposal at Nam summit

‘This proposal is an acceptable and rational one, and includes all parties’

  • AFP
  • Published: 14:50 August 24, 2012
  • Gulf News

Tehran: Iran will submit a proposal for ending the conflict in its close ally Syria to a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in comments published yesterday.

Iran “has a proposal regarding Syria which it will discuss with countries taking part in the NAM summit,” the Fars and Mehr news agencies quoted Salehi as saying in comments to state television.

“This proposal is an acceptable and rational one, and includes all parties, and opposing it will be very difficult,” the minister was quoted as saying.

Iran has repeatedly offered its offices in seeking an end to 17-month conflict despite charges by Arab and Western governments and the Syrian opposition that its staunch support for the government of President Bashar Al Assad makes it complicit in the bloodshed.

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