A prominent Syrian analyst underlined the necessity for meeting his country’s interests in any peace plan, and said the proposals presented by Iran seemed more logical than those of others.
“The plans presented by different sides on the Syrian case haven’t been worked out based on an efficient view of the crisis in Syria,” Issa Zaher told FNA on Thursday.
He reiterated that the plans presented on the Syrian issue should consider the country’s interests, and said, “Any way, Iran’s updated plan to settle the crisis in Syria is more logical and more appropriate than others.”
Zaher said that after the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers in July, the world has pinned hope on future developments due to Iran’s growing power and given the importance of the restoration of tranquility in the region.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced earlier this month that Tehran would soon present an updated version of its plan to the UN to settle the crisis in Syria.
“Iran’s updated initiative on Syria will be presented to the UN secretary general,” Amir Abdollahian said.
Yet, he dismissed reports on the details of Iran’s updated plan as media speculations, and said, “The plan will be declared and presented to the UN secretary general after precise consultations between Tehran and Damascus.”
Also in a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in Damascus last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the problems in Syria don’t have a military solution.
“We consider the solution to problems in Syria as political and don’t see any prospect for a military solution,” Zarif said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that respecting Syrians’ sovereignty and self-determination through voting and non-interference of foreigners in the internal affairs of the people, specially the subject of leaderships of Syria, are issues to be decided by the Syrian people,” he added.
Muallem, for his part, described Iran’s achievements in nuclear talks with the world powers as highly important in promoting diplomacy and talks to settle the regional problems.