Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Abbas Irakji, stressed on Monday that Iran proposed conducting national dialogue between the Syrian government and the genuine opposition during the conference convened in Tehran on Syria recently with the participation of more than 40 countries and organizations.
Addressing an international forum marking the 24th anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini, Irakji said, "the International community is now convinced that holding the national dialogue between the Syrian community and genuine opposition is necessary."
He added that the details of the international conference on Syria due to be held in Geneva have not been announced yet, pointing out that Russia is exerting efforts in this regard and Iran supports these efforts.
Velayati renews Iran's stance on the crisis in Syria
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei renewed his country's firm stance on the crisis in Syria, affirming the need for solving it through dialogue,; away from foreign intervention.
"Iran is adhered to its principled stance which states that the solution to the crisis in Syria should be between the government and the Syrian people through dialogue, without any foreign intervention," Velayati said in a statement to al-Alam TV.
"The world countries began to believe that resorting to violence and force, killing the innocents would not solve the crisis in Syria," he added