Syria, Iran support proposal for Summit on Iraq
Syria and Iran support Turkey's proposal for a regional summit to seek a peaceful way out of the Iraq standoff, according to a report Sunday.
"Iran welcomes whatever summit at any level to resolve the Iraqi crisis," the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi as saying. "We will discuss the details of the summit with Turkey and Syria."
For his part, Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa, who is visiting Iran, indicated Sunday that his government would go to the summit. Iranian state television quoted him as saying Damascus also was willing to host a meeting of foreign ministers of countries neighboring Iraq "that would precede a higher level summit in Turkey." (Albawaba.com)
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