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News number: 9203181868

16:58 | 2013-06-12

Foriegn Policy

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Iranian, German FMs Discuss Developments in Syria on Phone

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle in a telephone conversation discussed the latest developments in the region and the world, specially in Syria.



Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against Syrian forces and civilians being reported across the country. The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent months, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

During the phone conversation on Wednesday, Salehi also extended his condolences over the death and wounding of a number of Germans in a flooding incident in the country.

He also announced the Islamic Republic of Iran's readiness to send humanitarian aids to the victims of flood in Germany.

At least 21 people were killed in Central Europe and tens of thousands forced to be evacuated from their homes across Germany and Hungary after over a week of massive floods.

The Southern and Northern parts of Hungary are already under water, while nearly 8,000 volunteers and specialized crews from Budapest are strengthening flood walls.

The Eastern part of Germany is also suffering hard from the most devastating flood in Europe's history.

More than 23,000 residents had to leave their homes Sunday afternoon after many streets and buildings were flooded and electricity was shut off. Another 8,000 people had been evacuated from the town of Aken and its neighboring villages after a dam on the Elbe River broke on Saturday.