19-02-2017 08:43 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iran: AL Decision to Grant Syria’s Seat to Opposition “Dangerous Precedent”

Iran: AL Decision to Grant Syria’s Seat to Opposition “Dangerous Precedent”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi criticized Wednesday the Arab League’s decision to grant Syria’s seat to the “Syrian opposition”, considering this step a “dangerous precedent".

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi criticized Wednesday the Arab League’s decision to grant Syria’s seat to the “Syrian opposition”, considering this step a “dangerous precedent… which will complicate the crisis in the country”.

Ali Akbar SalehiSpeaking before reporters after a cabinet meeting, Salehi said "handing Syria's seat to the so-called provisional government is a dangerous precedent by the members of the Arab League.”

“Such mistakes will only add to the problems,” he further stated, reassuring that the Islamic Republic had constantly called for ending violence in Syria.

“We should join efforts to find a logical and legitimate solution to the Syrian crisis,” Salehi further stressed.

In this context, the Iranian foreign minister demanded “western governments to stop sponsoring violence in Syria,” and to rather “encourage warring parts to restore peace and tranquility with democratic means.”