Tuesday, 16 October 2012


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Iran hands proposal to visiting UN-Syria envoy

IRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday gave visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi a proposal aimed at ending the conflict in key regional ally Syria.

Salehi said Tehran had “handed its unofficial detailed proposal in writing aimed at solving the Syrian crisis” to Brahimi as well as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, in comments broadcast on Arabic-language Al-Alam television.

He did not go into details about the proposals, only adding Tehran would support efforts by the international envoy.

Brahimi, who arrived in Tehran from Turkey after meeting with Saudi officials, welcomed the Iranian initiative. The Damascus regime accuses Riyadh and Ankara of arming rebels seeking to overthrow it.

“I thank you for the proposals and as I told you there are some ideas in your proposals which can help by adding to that forwarded by other nations who are also important with regards to the Syrian situation,” Brahimi said in a joint press briefing.


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