Iran welcomes pro-Syrian stances of African Union: Ghasemi

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) – Bahram Ghasemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, referred to the statement issued by the Chairperson of African Union Commission on Syria on Monday, and hailed the approached undertaken by the African body.

“We welcome the statement issued by the African Union on developments in Syria in which the chemical attack was condemned and at the same time a thorough investigation by impartial bodies and the necessity of a political solution to get out of crisis in Syria were called for,” said Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday.

“Undoubtedly, undertaking independent approaches by the African Union towards developments in Syria demonstrates the deep understanding of this union about the international developments,” reads the statement issues by Mr. Ghasemi.

“This statement shows how condemned is the use of chemical weapons by the well-aware players of the international community and, on the other side, these players see the political solution as the sole way to get out of the current crisis in Syria,” asserted Mr. Ghasemi in his announcement.

The Chairperson of African Union Commission on Syria issued a statement on Monday condemning the unauthorized trilateral aggression in Syria by US, UK, and France.

 Here comes the full text of the statement:

The African Union is following with concern the ongoing developments regarding Syria. The African Union strongly condemns any use of chemical and other weapons prohibited under international law.

The African Union, which is strongly committed to multilateralism, underlines that any response to such acts ought to be based on incontrovertible evidence gathered by a competent, independent and credible entity and comply strictly with international law, including the primacy of the United Nations Security Council for any recourse to force. Africa expects the United Nations Security Council members, especially those that are permanent, to put aside their differences and spare no efforts in the pursuit of global peace and humanity’s common good, in line with the responsibilities conferred upon them by the United Nations Charter.

The Syrian people have suffered far too long. In the face of this dire situation, the only sensible course of action is the intensification of international efforts to find a lasting political solution based solely on the interests of the Syrian people and respecting the territorial integrity of Syria.


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