Iran to Dispatch Observers to Monitor Presidential Election in Syria
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced that Tehran plans to send observers to Syria to monitor the country’s sensitive presidential election in June.
“The Iranian parliament will dispatch a team to Syria soon to supervise the election and vote tallying in that country,” Amir Abdollahian told FNA on Sunday.
Earlier this week, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said that Iran was mulling plans to send observers to Syria to monitor the country’s sensitive presidential election in June.
“We are studying the issue and once we take a decision in this regard, we will announce it,” Afkham said in her weekly press conference in Tehran.
Earlier this month, Speaker of the Syrian People’s Council, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham sent messages to parliament speakers of friendly countries inviting their delegations to Damascus to monitor the presidential election in that country.
Amir Abdollahian also pointed to the recent meeting between Head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SCO) Ahmad Jarba and MKO (MKO, also known as MEK, NCRI or PMOI) ringleader Maryam Rajavi in Paris, and said, “Jarba is a weak political personality and when he doesn’t realize which foreign partners he should meet with, he is surely regarded the most inappropriate person for the future of Syria.”
The Iranian deputy foreign minister noted that the MKO is a dead and isolated organization in Iran and it cannot rejuvenate itself with the Syrian dossier, adding that Jarba’s meeting with Rajavi was a substantial mistake and the MKO cannot make anything out of it.
Jarba called the MKO members as brothers of the Syrian opposition.
“The MKO and the Syrian Opposition Coalition are brothers,” Jarba said during the meeting Rajavi.
During the meeting, Jarba also hailed MKO’s terrorist operations against Iran.