Mar 17, 2014, 12:25 AM
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Iran to discuss 4-article plan to resolve Syrian crisis with Brahimi

Tehran, March 17, IRNA – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said Iran has devised a 4-aricle plan to resolve the Syrian crisis whose main points will be discussed with UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi before being presented to other involved sides.

'The dimensions of this plan will not be publically announced and we will pursue the matter in diplomatic consultations,' Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs said in an exclusive interview with IRNA.

He reiterated that the general points about Iran's four article plan will be discussed with Mr. Brahimi who is visiting Tehran now.

The UN-Arab League Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon for talks with Iranian officials on the Syrian crisis and immediately after his arrival had a meeting with the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani.

Brahimi is also scheduled to meet and confer with Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Monday and then he will attend a lunch ceremony hosted by the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, so that the two sides will discuss the general points of Iran's new plan to resolve the Syrian crisis.

'In this plan the realities of political resolving the Syrian crisis are addressed and the territorial integrity and independence of the Syrian people in the framework of a democratic election are emphasized,' said Amir-Abdollahian.

He meanwhile emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran actively pursues seeking a political solution for the Syrian crisis in collaboration with the United Nations and the other involved sides, adding, 'That is because we believe solving the Syrian crisis is possible merely through political ways, and the UN can play a right and effective role in that respect.'

The Iranian top diplomat meanwhile emphasized that the time is over for the terrorists and the Takfiri extremists in Syria, as the military solution for Syria has proved inefficient and the only remaining way to solve that crisis is political rationalism.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Tens of thousands of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Tel Aviv, Washington, Ankara and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.