Iran slams Qatar for giving embassy to Syrian opposition

March 29, 2013 13:02

DUBAI - Iran, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, accused Qatar on Friday of "intensifying the bloodshed" in Syria and criticized it for enabling an opposition bloc to open its first embassy in Doha.

Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib, whose group is recognized by the Arab League as the sole representative for Syria, opened the embassy in Qatar on Wednesday."It is in Qatar's interest to stop making hasty actions and intensifying the bloodshed in Syria," Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as saying.

"The wise ... people of Syria will never allow others to make decisions for them," he said.

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