Senior Iranian official says Assad has 'pivotal' role to play in any Syria solution

September 3, 2015 11:18 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – A senior Iranian official says President Bashar Assad has a "pivotal" role to play in the war on terrorism and in resolving Syria's devastating four-year conflict.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said after meeting with Assad on Thursday that any "successful" attempt to find a solution should take into consideration the right of the Syrian people to shape their future.

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