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Political change cannot be imposed by outsiders on Syria, where the crisis has a political solution and not a military one, he said. The U.N. estimates that more than 20,000 people have been killed in the Syrian uprising, which erupted in March of last year.
Some Arab nations have been arming the Syrian opposition, while the U.S. has provided non-lethal assistance.
Further militarization of the conflict will have “serious ripple effects in our region,” Mr. Salehi said, adding that Iran will maximize its efforts to find a political solution.
The closest the Iranian official would get to criticizing the Assad regime was when he said: “We wish they had taken a better position vis-a-vis their people… there were some mistakes committed, but this does not justify interference from outside.”
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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