Iran and China insist on the need to fight terrorism in Syria


TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and China’s Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan highlighted on Tuesday the necessity of serious fight against terrorism in Syria.

Amir-Abdollahian said that the opposition armed groups and the terrorist groups in Syria are intertwined.

“(Even) the U.S. has confessed that it is difficult to differentiate the terrorist groups from the other armed groups,” he added.

He expressed regret over the fact that no serious international action has been taken in countering terrorism.

Xie said that China is pushing for a “political solution” to the five-year-old Syrian conflict and adopting a “policy of patience and trust on (possible) result of the political talks”.

He also described the crisis in Syria as a “complicated” issue.

The Chinese envoy said the future of Syria should be decided based on the people’s will and no foreign country should interfere in the country’s affairs.