Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said today in Tehran that Iran has been in contact with the Syrian opposition since last year and is ready to host a meeting between the opposition and the Assad government.
“We have been in contact with the opposition since last year and we are ready to host their dialogue with the Syrian government,” Salehi said. “The best way to resolve the Syrian issue is for the opposition to reach an agreement with the government,” he added. (IRNA)
Meanwhile, Iran’s defense ministry denied reports that Iran is planning to send troop s to Syria to help Assad, saying Syrian government and military can handle “terrorists.”