Iran to ‘solve’ Syrian crisis
DAMASCUS - Agence France-PresseSyrian President Bashar al-Assad met Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus on Nov. 23 to discuss a solution to the conflict in his country’s key ally.
Larijani said before leaving Tehran that he would “try to find a solution to the Syrian problem” on a regional tour that will also take him to Turkey and Lebanon. In Damascus, Larijani accused regional powers he did not name of causing “problems” in Syria, in an allusion to the principal champions of arming the rebels fighting to overthrow al-Assad’s regime, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
“Syria has played an important role in supporting the resistance (against Israel and the United States) but some in the region want to carry out actions with negative consequences, to cause problems in Syria,” he told journalists.