Iran’s parliament speaker has said the crises in Syria and Yemen can be resolved only if the wishes of the two nations are taken into account.
“Some powerful countries proposed plans to resolve the crises in Yemen and Syria. We believe that such proposals would not work, since they do not address the wills of the nations,” Ali Larijani told reporters early on Saturday before leaving Tehran to attend the fourth World Conference of the Speakers of Parliaments in New York.
He stated that Tehran is going to offer new plans for the fight against terrorism and promotion of peace at the upcoming conference.
“There is a great gap between words and deeds. We see wars in the battlefields and in conferences, everyone talks about democracy,” Larijani noted, adding that during his speech at the conference he will try to define how democracy can realistically and practically promote peace in the region and the world.
He also pointed to the deadly military aggression against the Yemeni people, saying political dialogue is the only way out of the crisis in the impoverished Arab country. “Some countries suppose that they can solve problems through pressure and militarism, but the age of such theories is long over.”
Some 180 parliamentary leaders from 140 countries will take part in the New York conference, (August 31 to September 2) which will focus on tackling the challenges to peace and democracy.