Iran's plan for Iraq not presented in Istanbul for approval: Foreign Ministry spokesman
( Irna ) - Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said that Tehran's comprehensive plan to help resolve Iraqi crisis was not put forward during the Istanbul meeting for ratification by participating countries.
The Istanbul Expanded Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Neighbouring Countries of Iraq was held in the Turkish city on November 3.
Foreign ministers of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain participated in the meeting as well as the five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council and the G8 member states.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was also present in the meeting during which Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki introduced a plan to help resolve the ongoing crisis in Iraq.
"We officially presented comprehensive explanations during the meeting and asked others to put forward their ideas about it," Hosseini told reporters at his weekly press conference.
He stressed that the plan was "based on three security, political and economic axes."