Iran to host "national dialogue" meeting on Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 17 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran is set to host the meeting for national dialogue on Syria tomorrow, Mehr reported.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi will make a speech at the opening of the meeting.
Around 200 political figures, religious leaders, party leaders, representatives and leaders of Syrian opposition will arrive in Tehran for the group meeting.
Among the political parties of Syria, representatives of Social Democratic Party, Independent Youth Forum, Kurdish Nationalist Party, National Salvation front and others will participate at the meeting.
The list also includes prominent political figures from Sudan, Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq.
Syrian minister of national reconciliation Ali Haydar will be representing the Syrian government at the meeting.
Earlier today, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters in Djibouti that the Syria problem can only be settled through dialog between the government and the opposition.
Tehran has recently doubled its efforts to settle the problems in Syria which has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.