IRAN SAYS CONFERENCE ON SYRIA CHANCE TO FOCUS ON THREAT OF TERRORISM
VIENNA,- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the conference on Syrian slated for Tuesday is an opportunity to underline the need for completely respecting the Syrian ceasefire and paying due attention to the threat imposed by terrorist groups on Syria, region and entire world.
Zarif made the remarks while speaking to reporters upon his arrival here on Monday.
It is necessary to counter the terrorist groups during the Vienna conference and do not let them to misuse the ceasefire to continue their terrorist acts against Syrians, said the Iranian minister.
Zarif said that during the two-day meeting in Vienna, Iran will stress its previous plan for resolving the Syrian crisis through political ways.
The official noted despite efforts made by certain terrorist groups and their regional and international sponsors, it should be stressed in the Vienna conference that Syrian crisis has no military solution.
Since his arrival to Vienna, Zarif followed a busy agenda by holding separate meetings with the United Nations Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Feredica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief.
The meetings have taken place at the Coburg Hotel in Vienna, the birthplace of a landmark nuclear deal which was made in July 2015 between Iran and the Group 5 1 ending more than a decade of nuclear dispute between the two sides.
Zarif and Mogherini discussed latest developments on the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action and the crisis in Syria.
The Vienna conference on Syrian is to be attended by 17 members of the International Syria Support Group and co-chaired by the United States and Russia.
The European Union and Arab League countries also participate in the meeting along with Turkey, Iran and China.
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