Ending hasty moves against Syrians saves Qatar's interest - IRI Deputy FM
IRI Deputy FM in Arab and African Countries Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reacting to giving Syrian Embassy in Qatar to Maaz al-Khatib, said here Friday it is to Qatar's interest to end making hasty moves and intensifying bloodshed against Syrian nation, IRNA reported.
Speaking with a reported of the IRNA Political Desk, Amir-Abdollahian said that the demonstrative act of Qatar in giving the Syrian Embassy in Doha to a grouplet with few supporters, devoid of the backing of the Syrian nation, is a hasty, illogical move.'
He added, 'The wise, resistant people of Syria would never permit the aliens to decide about their fate and about the future regime of their country.'
The Islamic Republic of Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian furthermore once again voiced Tehran's support for Syria, emphasizing that holding national dialogue would be the most appropriate political solution for the Syrian crisis, adding, 'The Syrian nation has been role playing within the resistance axis, and it would never yield to foreign pressure, or surrender.'
On Wednesday, Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib and Qatari State Minister for Foreign Affairs Khaled al-Attiya inaugurated a representative office dubbed the 'Embassy of the Syrian National Coalition' in Doha.
The original Syrian Embassy itself in Qatar remains closed.
The opening came a day after opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, whom the Islamic Republic, the Russian Federation, and the People's Republic of China staunchly back, were given Damascus's long-vacant seat at the Arab League annual summit of the 22-member bloc in Doha.
The Islamic Republic of Iran criticized the Arab League's move as 'a dangerous precedent'...
In March last year, the Arab League announced the closure of their missions in Syria over what the claimed was the crackdown on dissent there that became a civil war which the United Nations estimates has killed more than 70,000 people.
Tehran, like Damascus, looks upon many Syrian opposition groups as 'terrorists' backed by Western and Arab states, but supports dialogue to form a national reconciliation committee aimed at ending the conflict.