Jan 25, 2016, 1:52 PM
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Riyadh seeks to impose its own views regarding terrorist groups

Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saudi Arabia was seeking to impose its own views when defining terrorist groups in Syria talks.

He told reporters during his press briefing on Monday that due to insistence of certain countries especially Saudi Arabia, the timetable fixed for intra-Syrian talks between the government and opposing forces was facing problems.

He said these countries including Saudi Arabia were after imposing their own views about which groups were categorized as terrorists.

He said Iran has always stressed that it supports a political solution to Syrian crisis and believed from the very beginning that there was no military solution out the critical situation in the country.

That is why Iran participated in Vienna talks, he said.

The spokesman said Iran will continue to play the role of a facilitator and hopes to see a conclusive agreement emerging soon.

In answer to a question about a request by the US for Iran to help locate three missing Americans in Iraq, Ansari said that as a general rule, Iran has always conducted many humanitarian actions in the past quarter of a century the last of which was the latest case of prisoner swap with the US.

He said Iran will help carry out the humanitarian action in Iraq as well if it goes in harmony with the Iraqi government policies.

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