Iran's Khamenei calls for Syrian elections to solve crisis

November 1, 2015 13:13

DUBAI - Iran's top authority said elections should be held in Syria to end the civil war there and criticized foreign powers that arm and fund Syrian opposition fighters, state television reported on Sunday.

"The solution to the Syrian question is elections, and for this it is necessary to stop military and financial aid to the opposition," several state media outlets quoted Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. He added that US objectives in the Middle East were the opposite of Iran's and negotiating with Washington on regional issues was meaningless.

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