Iran's president calls for an end to foreign interference in Syria’s affairs
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for an end to foreign interference in Syria's affairs, saying all who meddle in the country's internal affairs must back off and respect the rights of Syrian people, Press TV reports.
Ahmadinejad made the remark during a meeting with the UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Tehran on Sunday.
"Unrest in Syria means expansion of insecurity in the whole region, and any attempt to disintegrate Syria means constant instability for decades, due to tribal structure of the Syrian society," he said.
The Iranian president also stated that the Syrian nation will be able to hold a fair election when their country is free from meddling.
Brahimi, for his part, said that Tehran could play a crucial role in bringing the Syrian crisis to an end.
Brahimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks over the ongoing unrest in the Arab country and will leave Tehran for the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.