Iran's Rouhani: Iran is ready to hold talks on resolving Syrian conflict with US, Saudi Arabia

September 8, 2015 8:40 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's president says his country is ready to hold talks with the United States and Saudi Arabia on ways to resolve the Syrian civil war, providing such negotiations can secure peace and democracy in conflict-torn Syria.

Shiite powerhouse Iran is a leading patron of Syrian President Bashar Assad and accuses Sunni rival Saudi Arabia and the U.S. of siding with anti-Assad rebels and militants.

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