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Iran to unveil proposals to Cairo quartet meeting on Syria: Mehmanparast
Syrians inspect the site of a car bomb blast in the Mezzeh district of Damascus on September 7, 2012.
Syrians inspect the site of a car bomb blast in the Mezzeh district of Damascus on September 7, 2012.
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Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the Islamic Republic will make proposals to a quartet meeting on Syria crisis in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.


Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has set off for Cairo to attend the quartet meeting on Syria, Mehmanparast told Iran's Arabic-language news channel Al-Alam on Monday.

“Hossein Amir-Abdollahian went to Egypt’s capital to attend the contact group’s meeting [which is convened] to resolve the Syrian crisis,” he added.

During an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in mid-August, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi put forward a proposal for the establishment of a quartet group, comprising Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, to discuss the Syrian crisis.

The Iranian spokesperson noted that Iran would present proposals to the meeting to amend Egypt’s plan and to add some other countries to the group.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are behind the unrest while the opposition accuses the security forces of killing protesters.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the insurgents are foreign nationals.

SF/SS/AZ

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