Iran Blames the West and Arab Countries for Annan’s Resignation
Tehran, Aug 3 (RHC) Iran blamed western and Arab countries for the failure of the UN envoy to Syria by noting that Kofi Annan’s resignation makes it more difficult now for independent states to stop violence.
Foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Middle East nations, which aligned with the world powers that encouraged the supply of weapons to the opposition to fight President Bashar Al-Assad, have their share of responsibility for the resignation of Annan.
In statements to the official agency IRNA, the top government Iranian official said that “in general terms, the western countries along with some in this region did not want Annan’s six-point plant to be successful because they would not meet their goals.”
Minister Salehi was referring to the open call by Washington, some European governments, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Arab League members to overthrow Al-Assad by any means and thwart any attempt to foster the dialog proposed by the Damasco government.