Iran, EU discuss Syrian crisis

Iran, EU discuss Syrian crisis

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian discussed the ongoing Syrian crisis with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini.

Amir Abdollahian, who is in Brussels, Belgium, is scheduled to meet other European Union officials as well to consult on regional issues, in particular the latest developments in Syria, Iran's Tasnim News agency reported Oct. 13.

Iran has recently proposed an updated peace plan for Syria.

The plan is focused on people's role, prevention of a power vacuum in Syria, fight against terrorism, aid delivery to the displaced, and dispatch of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, according to the Iranian officials.

Tehran has always expressed support for the government of the Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Islamic Republic views the Syrian regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as a part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.

Western countries accuse Iran of running military operations in Syria, but Tehran denies the accusations. Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that they only provide military consultation to the Syrian forces.

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