United Nations Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali on Friday praised Tehran’s constructive role in resolving the Syrian crisis.
During the meeting in the Lebanese capital, Mistura said that Iran has played a positive and constructive role to help resolve the Syrian crisis which is praiseworthy.
He, meantime, expressed concern about the situation in Syria’s Kurdish town of Kobani which is under the brutal attacks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
The Iranian ambassador to Beirut, for his part, stressed the need for expanding cooperation among regional states and international bodies against terrorist groups.
“Certain states’ decisions to arm the so-called moderate opposition groups in Syria are against the international rules and regulations and would complicate the crisis,” he added.
Fathali further underlined that none of the big powers has the right to undermine UN member states’ sovereignty under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
In September, President Assad expressed appreciation for Iran’s stances in support of the Syrian people and sovereignty and independence of nations.
He called for promoting Tehran-Damascus economic cooperation, and said the Syrian nation welcomes Iran’s readiness to help rebuild the country.