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UNITED NATIONS, October 1. /TASS/. The crisis in Syria has reached a critical point, and the international community begins to better understand what is happening in this Middle Eastern country, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a meeting of the UN Security Council on the Middle East on Wednesday.
"The crisis in Syria has reached a tipping point. We are encouraged by the fact that we notice a growing understanding of the reality of the situation," the minister said. He noted that Tehran would continue to seek an end to the conflict and urged all parties "to support the inter-Syrian political settlement, which is the only way out of the situation."
Mohammad Javad Zarif described radical ideas and interfaith hostility as "the common challenges facing everyone in the region and beyond" that require a joint response. He recalled the appeal of the Iranian president to establish a united front to counter extremism and to draw up a comprehensive action plan in this direction.