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Iran dismisses Obama's claim on Syria

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9002-02381

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran rejected the US President's claim on Syrian call for Tehran's assistance in dealing with recent protests, saying that Syrian officials are able to manage their own country.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, "heeding popular demands is the only solution of regional countries' disputes."

"Suppression of the demands, hostile treatment and military intervention of other states makes the crises deeper and creates old wounds," he told al-Alam News Network on Sunday referring to dispatch of troops from Saudi Arabia and UAE to Bahrain to quell popular protests.

Mehmanparast also rejected claims on Iran's meddling in domestic affairs of regional states raised by some Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (P)GCC member states.

"Our main demand is regional convergence and cooperation. Regional regimes will become more mighty as they become closer to their nations and heed their calls," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman added.

He said the allegation of interference against Iran is a politicized stance toward the country.

US President Barack Obama has recently accused Syrian regime of seeking Iran's aid in dealing with protests.

Iran has already said that it respects territorial integrity of other nations and keeps out of regional countries' domestic issues.

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