Iran’s Role Vital in Syria Peace Process

Iran’s Role Vital in Syria Peace ProcessIran’s Role Vital in Syria Peace Process

A senior UN official underlined Iran’s role in efforts to resolve the deadly crisis in Syria, saying Tehran’s initiatives could facilitate the peace process. Ramzi Ezzedine Ramzi, deputy to UN special envoy to Syria, made the statement in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran on Wednesday, Press TV reported. The UN envoy said Syria is at a critical juncture, stressing that Iran can play a significant role in speeding up diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict. “The Islamic Republic can help find a way out of the crisis in Syria,” he added. The Iranian official said a political solution to Syria’s crisis requires a serious anti-terror fight, adding that terrorism should not be used as a tool to pursue “one-sided goals” in the Arab country. Amir-Abdollahian lashed out at certain parties for violating the ceasefire agreement in parts of Syria in support of terrorist groups as a bargaining chip in peace negotiations.