UN stresses Iran's role in ending Syrian crisis

Tehran, Iran, October 12

By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:

The United Nations has once more highlighted Iran's role as one of the five countries whose help would be necessary to end the ongoing Syrian crisis.

UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson in a press conference in Tehran on the sidelines of a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the UN said the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are expected to find a solution to the crisis.

"As the secretary general said in the General Assembly, there are five countries for ending this war: Russia and the United States for sure, but also Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey," he said, Trend correspondent reported from Tehran on October 12.

"There is particular responsibility for Russia and the United States who have been actively involved trying to find solutions to the problem. I hope new dialogue between Russia and the US will take place," he stressed.

The foreign-backed militancy of the ISIL in the Arab country has left over 250,000 people killed so far.

Syrian forces have restlessly been battling Daesh terrorists on different fronts throughout the war-ravaged country, which has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011.

Mr. Eliasson reiterated that a combination of the UN Security Council and the member states in the region are expected to end the Syrian crisis.

"We are desperately in need of peace in Syria... I have been the humanitarian coordinator in the United Nations. I have never seen a humanitarian crisis like the one I have seen in Syria," he noted.

"We have a couple of months to winter.... Enough is enough. It has gone on now for over four years. There was a strong proposal laid down already three years ago in Geneva. We should ask now the member states to mobilize all energy to end this war."

As one of the concerned sides, Tehran says it has been providing military consultation to Syrian forces against the terrorists.

Eliasson also hoped that the recently-begun Russian airstrikes in Syria are aimed and the targets desired by the global community, namely the terrorists.

Russia launched its military campaign against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists on September 30 at the request of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian warplanes in Syria have bombed 29 terrorist field camps and other facilities of the militant group Islamic State in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry reported October 10.

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