September 29, 2012 20:05
Iraq concurs with Russia's rejection of foreign interference in Syria - ministry
MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Iraq shares Russia's position that foreign interference in the conflict in Syria is unacceptable, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, which cited a meeting between the Russian and Iraqi foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Hoshyar Zebari.
The two ministers met on Friday in New York, where they were attending the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Russian ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
They raised "some of the major regional issues, including the situation in Syria, where both sides hold similar positions, primarily following the principle of unacceptability of external interference in Syrian affairs and importance of a political settlement of the Syrian crisis on an agreed basis of international law, including the final resolution of the Action Group meeting in Geneva," the statement said.
"Lavrov positively assessed the efforts of Iraqi authorities to stabilize the situation in the country and achieve the restoration of Iraq's positions in the international arena and the lifting of the remaining restrictions on it under UN sanctions."
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