Tehran, Iran, May 6
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
It will not be clear how much good it will do if only ceasefire is established in Syria and what follows it is left unanswered, said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Just announcing ceasefire is not the right thing to do, rather, a ceasefire should come as part of a substantial political solution that is accepted by the Syrian government and nation, he told IRNA news agency May 6.
Those who push for a ceasefire should recognize the territorial integrity of Syria, the rights of the legal government of Syria and the Syrian nation, disarming terrorists, and moving non-Syrians out of the country, the Iranian official demanded.
Velayati who was speaking in Beirut, Lebanon on the sidelines of a political meeting, also pointed to his meeting with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah earlier the day, expressing happiness over friendly ties between Tehran and Hezbollah.
He also hope that trade relations between Iran and Lebanon in particular grow stronger than before.