Jan 15, 2014, 2:04 PM
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Syria present status proves accuracy of Iran, Russia stands

Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA – Present situation in Syria proves accuracy of Tehran and Moscow stances which rejected any interference in the internal affairs of that Arab country, a senior Iranian official said Wednesday.

Speaking in a meeting with a senior Russian scholar here, Head of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said Iran and Russia, from the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, were against any foreign interference in the domestic affairs of that country.

"Three years later, the present situation in Syria proves that the two capitals were right," Velayati told vitally Naumkin Director of the Center for Arab Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Velayati added that the Syrian developments had destructive impacts on the region including presence of extremist and terrorist groups that are presently penetrating into Iraq.

Noting that the Syrian crisis should be resolved through diplomacy, Velayati said talks should be held between the country's government and people.