Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, stressed that Iran's supportive stance towards Syria is a principled one, saying that Syria is one of the essential pillars of the resistance in the face of Israel. Salehi added, during a program aired by Channel 3 of the Iranian television on Friday, that the principled policy of Iran is to support the countries which constitute the main pillars of the resistance.
He pointed out that Iran will present a project for resolving the crisis in Syria at the upcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement due to be held next week in Tehran, saying "the project is based on acceptable reasonable and logical foundations that make it hard to oppose."
Iran's Foreign Minister highlighted the acceptance of a large part of the Syrian opposition to hold dialogue with the Syrian government in Tehran, expressing hope for hosting such dialogue after the scheduled summit.
He noted that Iran is making contacts with Egypt with regard to holding the dialogue.
Salehi said that his country held deliberations on Syria during the conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation which was recently held in the Saudi city of Mecca.
He added that over the year of the crisis in Syria, Iran constantly held deliberations with several countries and made contacts with the Syrian opposition, stressing that Tehran believes in the necessity of taking measures to solve the fabricated crisis in Syria and that the Syrian government and opposition reach agreement.