Aug 28, 2011
Ali Akbar Salihi says vacuum would have ‘unpredictable impact’ on region; says Syria, Yemen governments should answer to peoples’ demands.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salihi warned Saturday of a political vacuum in Syria if the regime was toppled, but asserted that the Syrian government should meet the legitimate demands of its people.
“A vacuum in the Syrian regime would have an unpredictable impact for the region and its neighbors,” Salihi was quoted by the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA)as saying.
The Iranian official was referring to calls by the United States and European leaders for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.