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Iran: FM holds bilateral talks with Syrian Parliament Speaker

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
May 1, 2013 at 13:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran: FM holds bilateral talks with Syrian Parliament Speaker

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi held bilateral talks with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in Tehran on Tuesday.

Laham arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday aiming to strengthen ties with Tehran, promote parliamentary relations and discuss the Syrian crisis.

During the talks, Salehi called for an immediate end of violence in Syria. Salehi and Laham also discussed an Egyptian-drafted initiative to establish peace in the war-torn country.

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham thanked Iran's leadership for its support to the government and the people of his country. Laham also criticised the West for the recent claims regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, stating that the allegations are fabricated to pave the way for further interference in Syria.

Around 70,000 people have died in the two year long civil war in Syria since it broke out over two years ago.

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Iran: FM holds bilateral talks with Syrian Parliament Speaker

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi held bilateral talks with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in Tehran on Tuesday.

Laham arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday aiming to strengthen ties with Tehran, promote parliamentary relations and discuss the Syrian crisis.

During the talks, Salehi called for an immediate end of violence in Syria. Salehi and Laham also discussed an Egyptian-drafted initiative to establish peace in the war-torn country.

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham thanked Iran's leadership for its support to the government and the people of his country. Laham also criticised the West for the recent claims regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, stating that the allegations are fabricated to pave the way for further interference in Syria.

Around 70,000 people have died in the two year long civil war in Syria since it broke out over two years ago.

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