Latest News Syria: Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi

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June 30, 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, stressed during a meeting with new Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the necessity of preserving the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria to provide suitable conditions to emerge from the current crisis and move towards the Syrian-Syrian political dialogue.

Salehi, who is visiting Qatar heading a political delegation, explained the Iranian policy towards Syria and the importance of consolidating security and stability in the Gulf region, stressing the necessity of upgrading regional cooperation.

The Qatari Emir described Iran as an influential country in the region, stressing the importance of making use of Iran's capacities to resolve and settle regional problems.

Iran's Chief of Staff: U.S.-Western calculations about Syria have all failed

Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major-General, Hassan Fairouz Abadi, stressed that the calculations of the US and the West have failed in Syria and victory is now in the hands of the resistance in the region.

In a speech, Fairouz Abadi slammed the behavior of some countries which support terrorists in Syria with weapons, saying "The west must know well that the balance of power on the ground does not change by the flow of weapons to al-Qaeda and its allies in Syria."

He added that the West and the Zionists have lost the lead as sending weapons to the terrorists in Syria is no more feasible and does not help them carry out their schemes.

Kerry: Political solution to Syria crisis only way out

US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that the political solution to the crisis in Syria is the only way out.

Kerry, who concluded a visit to the occupied Palestinian lands, said in a press conference on Sunday ''I am looking forward to talks with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, because the situation in Syria is dangerous, and part of the talks will focus on how to ramp up efforts to have a bearing on the events.''

Kerry affirmed that peaceful solution is the only way to save Syria, stressing that there is no military solution to the crisis.

Washington is sending contradictory signals on Syria as Kerry's statements emphasize the importance of political solution while the US announced that it will provide military aid to the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

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