Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi called for withdrawal of ‘uninvited forces’ from Syria.
Addressing a UN Security Council session on “The situation in the Middle East (Syria – Political and Humanitarian)” on Wednesday, the envoy stressed Tehran’s commitment to support the restoration of the unity and territorial integrity of Syria.
“Committed to the peaceful resolution of the Syrian crisis, we remain hopeful that the ongoing consultations would soon result in holding of the Constitutional Committee’s sixth meeting. To that end, we encourage the Committee’s co-chairs to engage constructively with Mr. Pederson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria,” he said as quoted by Mehr news agency.
“Parallel efforts must also be made to ensure the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria through ending the occupation of its territory including the occupied Syrian Golan, withdrawing of all uninvited foreign forces from that country, ceasing to support any separatist tendencies or illegitimate self-rule initiatives, and preventing the violation of Syrian sovereignty particularly by acts of aggression of the Israeli regime, which Iran condemns strongly,” Takht Ravanchi said.
Source: Iranian media