Iran Majlis team due in Syria, Lebanon, Latin America
A senior Iranian legislator says a parliamentary delegation from the Islamic Republic is scheduled to visit Syria, Lebanon and several Latin American countries in the near future.
The visit is aimed at enhancement of mutual relations, said Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Sunday.
The Iranian delegation’s visit to Syria also aims to help settle the crisis in the Arab country as members of the team are to hold consultations with Syrian officials to discuss the matter, said the top MP.
The Iranian lawmaker reiterated that the Syrian conflict should be resolved politically, especially after Geneva II negotiations between the Syrian government and the Western-backed opposition ended inconclusively.
The Geneva II conference, which was aimed at finding a political solution to the Syria crisis, ended in Switzerland on January 31 with no concrete results.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Some sources say around 130,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — namely Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.