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Iran opposes any foreign intervention in Syria: supreme leader


09:47, March 30, 2012

TEHRAN, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's supreme leader said Thursday Tehran opposes any intervention by foreign forces in Syria's internal affairs, local media reported.

"The Islamic Republic will defend Syria because of its support for the resistance line against the Zionist regime (of Israel) and is vehemently opposed to any intervention of foreign forces in Syria," Iran's satellite channel Press TV quoted Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as saying in a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the holy city of Mashhad on Thursday.

Iran supports reforms in Syria, and "the reforms which have been initiated in Syria should continue," Khamenei said.

He condemned the U.S. initiatives in the region, saying "the Americans recognize no nation as an independent nation."

Earlier in the day, in a meeting with Erdogan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad said Iran and Turkey should broaden their relations in political, economic, and cultural fields, as well as increase the volume of their trade transactions.

For his part, Erdogan called for further expansion of the bilateral cooperation between Iran and Turkey in different areas.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Turkish prime minister arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for a two-day visit for talks on bilateral ties, recent regional developments and Iran's controversial nuclear program. Erdogan arrived in Tehran after attending the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

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huo Quiao at 2012-03-3124.118.176.*
Iran better fight on next door neighbor"s house instead of her own home. Either fight now, or fight later. You may live today, but may die tomorrow. So, you have no choice but to fight. But if you feel that you are not strong enough and not enough fighters to die for you, just call for a quit and leave now rather than tomorrow.

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