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Syrian PM says Syria subjected to "organized terrorism"

08-31-2012 02:41 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

DAMASCUS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Prime Minister Wael al- Halki said Thursday that his country is subjected to "organized terrorism" backed by the United States, European Union, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Arabic-language Iranian al-Alam TV reported.

Al-Halki made the remarks during an interview with al-Alam TV in Iran on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit currently underway in the capital Tehran.

The summit is tackling a number of issues, including the Syrian crisis. Iranian officials have said their country would propose a new initiative to solve the 18-month tumult in Syria, claiming that their proposal "is going to be hard to be opposed."

The Syrian prime minister said the situation in Syria is an important issue discussed at the NAM summit, to which "we look with much optimism."

He noted that solving the Syrian issue relies on the call for a national dialogue with the participation of all the national and political parties in Syria.

Commenting on the speech delivered earlier Thursday by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi at the opening of the summit, al-Halki said the speech is an intervention in the Syrian affairs and runs counter to the fundamentals on which the NAM was created, which is respecting other countries' sovereignty.

Morsi said in his speech that the bloodshed in Syria would only end if there were "effective interference" from outside, a remark that has raised ire of the Syrian delegation, prompting them to angrily walk out of the conference room while Morsi was giving the speech.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Morsi's speech incites more bloodshed in Syria.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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