Syrian speaker stresses Iran's regional role
Speaker of Syrian People's Assembly Mahmoud al-Abrash said Monday that Iran, along with Turkey and Syria, was playing a key role in resolving major regional problems, IRNA reported.
He made the remarks speaking exclusively to IRNA ahead of the Fifth Conference of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly which is to begin later on Monday in the Syrian capital.
Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Syria on Sunday to attend the gathering which is to be held with the participation of representatives from 41 Asian countries and from 17 bodies and foreign organizations which served as observers.
Al-Abrash stressed that Tehran, Damascus and Ankara could play a major role in putting an end to the unreasonable acts of the Israel regarding its nuclear arsenal and forcing it to allow international bodies to inspect its nuclear facilities.
The Syrian official added that the fifth Conference of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly would discuss efforts necessary to establish a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East region, specially regarding the Israel nuclear weapons.