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17:52 | 2013-05-31

Foriegn Policy

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Zimbabwean Envoy Deplores Foreign Meddling in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Zimbabwean Ambassador to Iran Nicholas Kitikiti took foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs responsible for continued crisis in the Arab country.



Kitikiti told the Islamic republic news agency that imperialist powers' meddling in Syria is aimed at changing the Damascus government.

The imperialist powers are seeking to change governments in independent countries and peruse their wills through imposing sanctions, utilizing media propaganda, military meddling or encouraging the domestic opponents.

He stressed that the Syrian crisis should be settled through Syrian-Syrian negotiations.

The Zimbabwean envoy reiterated that the Syrian crisis should be settled only by Syrian nation.

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, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said last May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.