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Iran welcomes Egypt Pres. Morsi’s proposal to form a contact group
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Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast (file photo)
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Syria has turned into a point of confrontation between all the Arrogant powers and the entire Islam and resistance movement. If they [the Arrogant powers] manage to create sedition in the region and bring non-popular currents to power [in Syria], the region’s independent states will face trouble.”

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s proposal to form a contact group comprising Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to resolve regional crises including the Syrian unrest.


“These four countries can work as a contact group to review and follow up on [regional] issues so that peace would be established in the region as soon as possible and tensions would ease,” Ramin Mehmanparast noted on Friday.

Morsi made the proposal earlier this week on the sidelines of the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which was held on August 14-15 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mehmanparast further stated that Syria is paying for its role in supporting the [anti-Israeli] resistance front.

He warned that Israel and the US seek to overthrow the Syrian government to create a rift in the resistance front and then take on other countries that have resisted against the Zionist regime.

“Syria has turned into a point of confrontation between all the Arrogant powers and the entire Islam and resistance movement. If they [the Arrogant powers] manage to create sedition in the region and bring non-popular currents to power [in Syria], the region’s independent states will face trouble.”

Syria has been the scene of deadly unrest since mid-March, 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

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