SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – Director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati called on the UN to take serious measures to end crisis in Syria.
“Iran and countries which are calling for settlement of Syrian crisis through a political solution expect the UN to take action as soon as possible,” Velayati said in a meeting with the UN’s special envoy for Syria Stefan de Mistura here in Tehran.
He further added that Syrian crisis should be settled through political solutions.
Velayati also said terrorists and opposition forces are trained by some foreign countries. “Those providing fund and military support for ISIL, now are trying to stop the terrorist group, while it holds some training bases in some regional countries.”
Mistura arrived in Tehran on Sunday morning to confer with senior Iranian officials on ways to settle Syria’s over-three-year-long crisis.
Mistura, who was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the new UN envoy for Syria in mid-June to replace Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Iran to expand consultation with Tehran officials who on many occasions have stressed peaceful settlement of crisis in Syria.
On Friday, Mistura in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali praised Tehran’s constructive role in resolving the Syrian crisis.