Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for establishing ceasefire in Syria.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports any measures helping to stop bloodshed and protect Syrians' lives," IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying at a press conference in Tehran Feb. 22.
Iran believes that dialogue between Syrian sides, not military solution, will end the Syrian crisis, according to Zarif.
The only task of the outsiders, as he said, is to facilitate the talks between the parties in Syria.
Zarif added that the outsiders can't put conditions for the talks between the Syrian sides.
Calling for a ceasefire in Syria, Zarif urged the countries involved in Syrian crisis to prevent the arming of opposition groups and dispatching fighters there.
Zarif also called on the countries sharing borders with Syria to watch their borders in order to prevent "terrorist" groups from arming themselves.
The foreign minister added that although international community has agreed on establishing a ceasefire in Syria, its details aren't clear yet.
A UN Security Council resolution was approved last December on peace process in Syria. Under the resolution, Syrian government and opposition groups should attend peace talks to find a solution for putting an end to the crisis.
So far, the talks between Syrian government and opposition groups have not yielded any positive results, with both sides blaming each other for the collapse of the talks.
Over 250,000 people have died and at least 11 million have been displaced in Syria, since the crisis broke out in 2011.