Syria denies reports about Iran, Hizbullah assistance
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Wednesday rejected foreign meddling in Syria's internal affairs while stressing his country's bid to maintain good relations with Turkey. "We are keen on maintaining good relations with Turkey with which we share a common border of 850 kilometres," Muallem said, according to AFP.
"We don't want to wipe away years of efforts to establish privileged ties," he added. "I wish (Turkey) would reconsider its position."
Syria's top diplomat noted that his country would not tolerate any foreign interference in its internal affairs. "We can reach consensus despite opposing points of view," he said. "No one outside (Syria) can impose on us their point of view."
Muallem also dismissed reports that Syria had received assistance from Iran or Lebanon's Hizbullah in putting down the protests.