Syria ready to 'play role' solving Iran-West disputes
Syria's Foreign Minister says Damascus can mediate between the Islamic Republic and the West to settle most debated disputes including Iran's nuclear program, Press TV reported.
"We support (a) political solution for issues standing between Iran and the West," the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said at a new conference on Friday.
The West accuses Iran of trying to achieve nuclear weapons. Tehran rejects the allegation and defends the right of its nation to achieve civilian nuclear power.
At a joint press conference with the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband in London, regarding disagreements between Tehran and the West, Reuters reported al-Moallem as saying, "For that, we believe we can play a role but we cannot take decisions on behalf of Iran. They have to take their decisions according to their interest."
Al-Moallem met Miliband in London and both expressed reservations about a French proposal for a new international conference on the Middle East.
"I think it's very, very important that we make clear to the Iranian authorities the significance ... of the policy choices that the new government makes, because there is a very clear offer on the table in respect of its nuclear, but also its wider regional perspectives," Miliband said, adding that Syria is in a 'unique position to influence Iranian policy choices'.