TEHRAN, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Speakers of Iranian and Iraqi parliaments, Ali
Larijani and Osama Al-Nujaifi respectively, reiterated on Saturday rejection
to any military intervention in Syria.
"The points of view of the two sides were identical regarding Syria and
asserts importance of the political solution of the Syrian crisis," Larijani
told a joint news conference with Al-Nujaifi.
He said the Iraqis have ideas regarding cooperation in the region "and we
discussed an initiative raised by speaker Al-Nujaifi regarding Syria, and we
also discussed the terrorists and extremists in Iraq and region."
Al-Nujaifi said the appropriate solution "is in the withdrawal of militants
from Syria, organizing free elections and defusing sectarianism which began to
spread in the region."
He said the military intervention in Syria would "spread war to regional
countries and Iraq will be the first affected."
Al-Nujaifi, who arrived here earlier today, said the Western countries
wanted to disarm the Syrian weapons for the sake of Israel, not to salvage the
He said the Iraqi initiative was about establishing a ceasefire, withdrawal
of foreign fighters and holding elections. (end)
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