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Iran, Syria urges for common ground for regional security, stability.

Iran and Syria Thursday asserted importance of creating a common ground to achieving stability and security in the region.This came during talks held between visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Muallem, who arrived here earlier today, and Iranian officials topped by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over regional issues including the situation in Bahrain.Al-Muallem and Ahmadinejad discussed the "major regional issues" and underscored "necessity of adopting appropriate means in the direction of peace and stability in the region," state-run news agency (IRNA) said.It quoted Ahmadinejad as saying that "lack of security in the region is not in the interest of anyone, and the circumstances in the region double the importance of vigilance against conspiracies and discord of dominating powers." Ahmadinejad, who said Syria and Iran share common views over regional and international issues, called on people of the Middle East to be "vigilant against conspiracies and plans by enemies of humanity." Secretary General of the National security Council Saeed Jalili, during his meeting with Al-Muallem, said the developments in the region were "popular movements about which America and the zionist entity feel very worried." Al-Muallem, during the two meetings, asserted "leading and very important role of Iran in the region." He said Syria "sees Iran as a big regional power with a key role in assisting peoples of the area." The "enemies seek discord between the peoples and countries of the region," said Al-Muallem.He said Tehran and Damascus could "together employ the developments in favor of peoples in the region." Al-Muallem also met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi over the situation in Bahrain.

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Mar 18, 2011
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