Zarif: Syrians themselves must take decision of Assad’s presidency

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that taking any decision on the future of President Bashar Assad lies with the Syrian nation themselves.

Zarif made the remarks before leaving Munich for Tehran in reaction to the statements of US Secretary State John Kerry and Saudi officials about Bashar Assad presidency.

He noted that political settlement of the humanitarian crisis in Syria is possible with President Bashar al-Assad. Nobody can give opinion in this respect.

‘Any decision on Syria’s future should be made by the Syrian nation. They are entitled to say their views and the decision should be made only by the Syrians themselves,’ Zarif said.

Zarif attended International Syria Support Group in Munich which led to an agreement for ending the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The foreign minister delivered a lecture on significance of Persian Gulf region and its security.

The 52nd Munich Security Meeting attended by heads of state from 23 countries and tens of ministers from various countries is due to work until February 14.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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