Uncoordinated Measures Will Complicate Syrian Conflict

Uncoordinated Measures Will Complicate Syrian ConflictUncoordinated Measures Will Complicate Syrian Conflict

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said any measure of foreign countries regarding Syria, which is not coordinated with the Syrian government, will only add to problems in the war-torn country.

In a press conference in Tehran on Monday, Hossein Jaberi Ansari said the violation of Syria's national sovereignty would not be helpful, IRNA reported.

The diplomat was referring to a recent announcement by Turkey and Saudi Arabia that they are ready to send troops to Syria, if the US-led coalition decides to start ground operations against terrorist elements in Syria.

"Iran believes that the Syrian situation has become a complex and multi-layered crisis, due to extensive regional and international intervention. Hence, [devising] a mechanism to settle the conflict would also take a long time," he said.

"Continuing these [interventionist] measures would only escalate the conflict ... which have a serious impact on regional stability. We hope that all countries will consider these issues when making decisions."

Ansari said the only path to a settlement is submitting to the vote of the people of Syria, hoping that the strong will of regional and trans-regional states would clear the path to that end.

After days of negotiations, diplomats from a group of countries in Munich, including the US, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran, agreed on Friday to seek a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria within a week.