Iran’s security chief meets with Kofi Annan
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili met with the United Nations and Arab League’s special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan in Tehran on Tuesday.
He noted that the Syrian crisis should be handled by Syrians themselves without outside interference.
“The problem is up to the people and government of Syria to resolve without foreign involvement,” Jalili said.
He believes that political talks in Syria should start simultaneously with the ceasefire.
Iran backs Syria Action Group agreements
Iran supports the agreements reached by the Syria Action Group at its recent conference in Geneva.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday that all of those agreements should be put into action.
He said he hoped the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan would carry his mission through to its ultimate goal of restoring stability in Syria.
Mr. Salehi condemned attempts by Western countries to sideline Iran from the peace process.
Mr. Annan pledged to work in close contact with Tehran, the Iranian IRNA news agency reports.
Jul 10, 2012