BAGHDAD, March 28 (KUNA) -- Iraq announced its full support of the effort
exerted by the joint envoy of the United Nations and Arab League Kofi Annan to
end crisis and violence in Syria, while stressing its opposition to foreign
intervention in the Arab country.
The stance was expressed by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari while
addressing the Conference of Arab Foreign Ministers ahead of the Arab Summit
to be hosted by the Iraqi capital.
Zebari said his country fully supports the legitimate demands and
expectations of the Syrian people, namely their quest for freedom and
democracy, right to shape their future and to choose their government, and to
see a peaceful transition of power. He also stressed Iraq's condemnation of
killings and violence, as well as its belief in a political solution for the
The minister said Iraq also supports all resolutions passed by Arab League
on the Syrian dossier.
On a different note, the Iraqi minister urged all parties concerned to
avoid promotion of Fatwas that encourage confrontation and divide within Arab
societies, and also urged Arab media to avoid sensationalism and anything that
could jeopardize freedom of opinion, as well as anything that leads to
sectarian conflict or hatred of any group or community.(end)
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