Iran-Egypt cooperation can end Syria crisis: Hezbollah official
30 Aug 2012 06:52
Islam Times - Head of Arab Relations of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Sheikh Hassan Ezzedin, has said that cooperation between Iran and Egypt can put an end to the crisis in Syria.
Ezzedin said on Wednesday that there is no place for military intervention in Syria and described negotiations as the only solution to end the country’s months-long unrest.
“The American administration and some of their allies in the region unfortunately, instead of taking their responsibility in order to solve the problem in Syria they are taking part in that … contributing to the fight [and] playing a very dirty game,” he added.
Ezzedin also stated that “there is a very big conspiracy that is targeting Syria and its position in the region” and the conflict in the Arab state has been going on for one and a half years now because of the country’s support of the “resistance movement.”
The Hezbollah official referred to the presence of Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi in the ongoing Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran as “a positive indication” saying that “coordination and cooperation” of Egypt with “the Islamic republic of Iran which will receive the presidency of the NAM” will help to put an end to the conflict in Syria.
Ezzedin is currently in Tehran to attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Since March 2011, Syria has been experiencing unrest fuelled by a number of Western and Middle East states, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey which are arming and funding insurgents fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said last week that Tehran will present a "rational and acceptable" proposal to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria during the 16th NAM summit in Tehran.
Salehi had previously said that Iran is ready to facilitate dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition to end the violence in the country.
More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM meeting which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.
The two-day foreign ministerial meeting of the NAM summit began on Tuesday. The meeting of the heads of state will open on Thursday with an inaugural speech by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
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