Iran and United Nations signed an agreement on humanitarian aid in the Middle East, including Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 15 /Trend/
Iran and the United Nations signed an agreement on the provision of humanitarian aid in the Middle East, including Syria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.
Agreement was achieved during a meeting with the head of Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of UN Valerie Amos, Araghchi said.
"There are a lot of crises created by the political events in the Middle East, like the one we see in Syria. Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Our country provided humanitarian assistance to Syria in the past" - said Araghchi .
The conflict between the armed opposition and government forces has been going on in Syria since March 2011. According to the UN , more than 100 thousand people have become victims of the conflict
The authorities have claimed that they are faced with the resistance of heavily armed militants who are supported from the outside. The situation in Syria has escalated in late August, when the United States announced the possibility of military intervention in Syria because of the use of chemical weapons.U.S considers Assad responsible for the use of chemicals.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came to the agreement that the world community must quickly take control over chemical weapons in Syria.