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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Hossein Amir Abdollahian
In a show of force, Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside "aggression." Damascus' staunch ally Iran warned of a "catastrophe" in the region if no political solution to the 16-month-old Syrian conflict is found.
Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside "aggression," as its staunch ally Iran warned of a "catastrophe" in the region without a political solution to the 16-month-old Syrian conflict.
"Representatives of Russia and China will be present in the meeting, and Tehran has invited different states, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which hold different positions [from that of Iran on Syria] to attend the conference," said Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, as quoted by FARS news agency.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister in charge of Arabic and African countries, said representatives from 15 countries will attend, including ones from powerful Russia and China, as well as Pakistan, Iraq, Algeria and Venezuela.