Iran criticizes UN proposal on Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iran has criticized a recent UN proposal on ending heavy clashes in Syria’s Aleppo, describing the solution as “temporary”.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi has said that none of similar plans were capable of being realized in Syria’s political landscape, IRNA news agency reported Nov. 21.
Under the plan proposed by UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control if rebel fighters withdrew.
Saying that there are various players in the Arab country’s current political arena, Qasemi added that there is a serious objection against territorial separation in Syria.
The Syrian government earlier rejected the UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo.
At a meeting with Staffan de Mistura Nov 20, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem described the idea as a violation of national sovereignty.