Iran says to be in contact with Syrian rebels
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 11 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran has established contact with the Syrian rebels, the parliament speaker's advisor on international issues, Hossein Sheikholeslam said, Mehr reported.
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Iran yesterday to hold talks on the Syrian issue with Iranian leaders.
One of Kofi Annan's proposals for solving Syria crisis is a six-point peace plan, which means 'stopping all forms of armed violence by all parties of the conflict under UN supervision, starting with withdrawal of Syrian troops from the country's major cities'.
The document also suggests 'ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid to areas affected by armed conflict and the release of illegally detained persons'.
The plan calls for a commitment to stop all armed violence, a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire, media access to all areas affected by the fighting, an inclusive Syrian-led political process, a right to demonstrate, and release of arbitrarily detained people.
Sheikholeslam noted that Iran has influence inside Syrian capital and its provinces, so do other regional powers. He also expressed hope that the Syrian crisis will soon be solved.
Syrian troops killed 31 people on Tuesday despite efforts by international mediator Kofi Annan to ensure the government and opposition implement a ceasefire this week.