The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Friday that it deplored Iran’s continued support for terrorism and its interference in the internal affairs of regional and OIC member states including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria and Somalia.
The conference also condemned Hezbollah for conducting terrorist activities in Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait and Yemen and for supporting terrorist movements and groups undermining the security and stability of OIC Member States.
The OIC held its 13th conference in Istanbul under the title: Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace with the participation of leaders from more than 50 Muslim nations. The final communiqué issued after the two-day summit expressed serious concern over the ongoing violence and bloodshed in Syria and stressed the need to preserve Syria’s unity, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The communiqué reaffirmed its support for a political settlement of the Syrian conflict based on the Geneva Communiqué of 2012. It supported the political process under the auspices of the UN, with a view to implementing a Syrian-led and Syrian owned political transition that would allow building a new Syrian state based on a pluralist, non-sectarian, democratic and civilian system where the principles of equality before the law, rule of law and respect for human rights prevail.
The conference also welcomed the unanimous adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254 on Syria endorsing an international roadmap for a peace process in Syria. It added that the adoption of the resolution showed the global unity on a conflict that has claimed almost 300,000 lives. The conference stressed the need to implement this resolution.
The final communiqué expressed its hope that the Geneva negotiations would lead to constructive and positive outcomes that will help resolve the Syrian crisis as soon as possible. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu Agency)