Iran, Brazil Urge Political Solutions To Syria’s Conflict

Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and his visiting Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Vieira, on Sunday called for political solutions to ongoing crisis in Syria.

Iran has proposed to its neighbors and regional states to open a dialogue to confront the threats of terrorism and extremism in the region, Zarif said in a joint press conference with Vieira.

“It is good for regional states to think about the future of their countries and their people and to form a united front to counter this regional and global threat of terrorism,” Zarif said.

The Islamic republic is ready to seriously engage with the regional states to form this coalition, he said.

Zarif also added that Iran would like to cooperate with any international efforts to put an end to the crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and other places inflicted with plight of terrorism.

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He criticised what he called the double standards in the international efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.

On his part, Vieira said that military measures cannot be instrumental in solving problems in Syria.
Diplomacy and political means are the only options to end this issue in the Arab state, he said.

Fighting terrorism is a part of Brazil’s policy and Brazil is also a member of the treaty for international cooperation against terrorism, Vieira added.

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