Iran unveils six-point peace plan for Syria

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Iran’s Foreign Ministry released on Dec. 16 a six-point plan to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria.

The plan calls the Syrian “government and all armed groups [to] immediately end all their military activities.”

It also reads the “provision of humanitarian aid must immediately begin to all conflict-stricken areas,” with all sanctions against Syria lifted and preparations made for all refugees to return to their country.Thirdly, a committee for national reconciliation should urgently be formed, plan said. “This dialogue must provide the way for the formation of a transitional government on which there is consensus. The main obligation of this government is the holding of free and competitive elections for the formation of a new Parliament, the formation of an Assembly of Experts for the formulation of a Constitution and the holding of presidential elections that will be set for a fixed date.” Also, all political prisoners from all sides should be released, according to the plan. “Incorrect news transmission regarding changes in Syria must end as soon as possible,” read the fifth article of the plan.

Finally, a committee estimating the cost of damages and reconstruction must be formed, according to the plan.

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