Iran rejects foreign intervention in Syria

August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS  

Damascus, Aug 8 (IANS) Iran has dismissed the idea of foreign intervention in violence-ridden Syria, Xinhua reported.

On Tuesday, the visiting secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, stressed that his country rejects foreign intervention in Syria.

Speaking during a press conference after meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Jalili said Iran will host a meeting on Syria next Thursday concentrated on allowing the Syrians to determine their future by their free will, not by foreign intervention.

“Everybody should allow the Syrian people to determine through their free will, which they need for their future and their destiny without any foreign interventions and without the practices that make the situation in Syria more violent and bloody,”he said.

Jalili, who flew to Damascus earlier in the day, said that the road for the settlement in Syria is political not a military one.

The Iranians and the Shiite people have been recently targeted in Syria by the Sunni-dominated opposition fighters, who believe that Iran is backing the regime of Assad.

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