Iran concerned about Somalia's conflicts Foreign Minister spokesman

Iran Materials 28 December 2006 12:56 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini here Thursday stressed that Iran is concerned about the current conflicts in Somalia.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran stresses maintaining territorial integrity of the countries in the region and calls for rapid end to all conflicts and return to negotiation table of all belligerent sides," he said.

Tehran believes that spread of conflicts in Somalia will bear no fruit for the belligerent sides, he said adding that it will only bring about pain for the regional nations including the Somalian people who besides natural disasters have been suffering from absence of an efficient government for over 15 years, reports Trend.

The sensitivity of the Horn of Africa is believed to help spread the conflict to the entire region, Hosseini stated.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports constructive mediation by regional and international organizations," he said voicing Tehran's readiness to help end the conflict and establish peace in the war-hit region.