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Iranian First Vice-President holds talks with Syrian Prime Minister

Iran Materials 9 January 2013 10:49
Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi hold phone talks with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi on Tuesday evening.
Iranian First Vice-President holds talks with Syrian Prime Minister

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 9 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/

Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi hold phone talks with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi on Tuesday evening, Mehr news agency reported.

During the talks, Rahimi noted that Iran welcomes Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad's plan to make reforms in the country.

On Sunday, Assad outlined in his first speech in months his vision to end the conflict that the UN says has killed 60,000 people.

The president called for an end to the violence and dialogue with opposition figures he deemed acceptable to chart a future course.

Rahimi also said that terrorists and foreign forces should be aware of the fact that Syrian people want reforms and peace, and that they do not accept foreign mediators in the country.

Rahimi also mentioned the necessity of the meetings between Syrian and Iranian officials.

In particular, Iran's First Vice president spoke of the upcoming visit of Syrian prime minister to Tehran.

While not disclosing any details, Rahimi expressed hope that the visit would lead to strengthening of bilateral relations between Iran and Syria.

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