Geneva-2 without Tehran's presence doomed to fail - envoy
Iran's Ambassador to Russia Seyed Reza Sajjadi said West wants Geneva-2 conference on Syria to fail, and that is why they are opposed to Iran's presence in the conference, IRNA reported.
In a press conference on Monday, Sajjadi said that Iran is the superior power in the region, so without Iran's participation in the meeting, regional disputes, including Syria would not be settled.
He continued that US illogical policy to hold Geneva-2 conference without Iran shows that the US government does not want a peaceful solution for Syrian crisis and is trying to hold a useless meeting.
Sajjadi added weapons which the US government gives to the terrorists in Syria indicate direction of the US policy and show that Washington is not seeking a political solution for Syria crisis.
'Those who say Iran should not participate in Geneva-2 conference, do not want Syrian crisis to be solved, because they know that Iran is very effective in the Middle East and Syria affairs,' said the ambassador.
He also denied rumors and fake news of the western media on damage to Bushehr nuclear power plant because of earthquakes in the region and said that the power plant is closed temporarily to remove technical problems of electricity generators. Officials of Russian contractor company of Rosatom, by denying western media claims on damage to the power plant, had alredy underlined that the unit can resist against quakes as big as 9 on Richter scale.
Sajjadi also supported Russian proposal to dispatch peace-keeping force to Golan Heights to substitute Austrian forces.
He said that Russians, unlike the westerners who are trying to impose their wrong policies and viewpoints, have tried to show a constructive behavior in the region.
Concerning Iran's energy export into international markets, the ambassador said that Iran is exporting a large amount of oil into world markets.
In spite of all imposed unilateral sanctions, which are contrary to international laws and regulations, Iran is selling more than 1.2 million barrels daily to other countries.