Posted 11 months ago on June 27, 2012, 5:46 a.m. EST by vvv0625
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Look what the Iranian People are being told about Syria. Is this true?
Moscow Reiterates Tehran's Role in Settlement of Syrian Crisis
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia underlined once again that Iran should be part of the international talks on Syria.
Speaking to reporters, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Moscow believes that Iran and other neighboring countries of Syria can play a role in solving current Syrian crisis.
After UN Security Council meeting on Syria, which was held behind closed doors, on Tuesday, Churkin said all capacities of all related countries to Syria must be used to solve this conflict.
The remarks by the Russian diplomat came as President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Iran should be invited to an international meeting on the Syria conflict in Geneva at the weekend.
"It is better to involve Iran in the settlement (of the Syria crisis)," Putin told a news conference following talks with Jordan's King Abdullah on the shores of the Dead Sea.
"In any case it would complicate the process (if Iran is ignored)."
Meantime, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who accompanied Putin, told reporters separately that Moscow believes Iran has to be invited to the meeting on Saturday.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.