Syria, Iraq conflicts won't be solved by military alone, Iran says

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 14, 2016 5:09 AM

OSLO (Reuters) - The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq can't be resolved through military means alone, Iran's foreign minister told a news conference in Norway on Tuesday.

"I think we need to agree that there is no military solutions in any of these cases (Iraq or Syria) although there might be a military component. Even for defeating extremists you need more than a military strategy," Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Zarif is attending a conflict-resolution seminar in Norway.

(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, writing by Terje Solsvik)