Iran to send poll monitors for Syria election

Iran said that Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba was the "most inappropriate person" to lead the war-torn country and confirmed it would send observers to next month's presidential election.

Iran to send poll monitors for Syria election

World Bulletin/News Desk

Iran said Sunday that Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba was the "most inappropriate person" to lead the war-torn country and confirmed it would send observers to next month's presidential election, AFP reported.

"In our opinion, when it comes to politics, Ahmad Jarba, president of the Syrian National Coalition, is a weak person ... he is the most inappropriate person for the future of Syria," the official IRNA news agency quoted Amir Abdollahian as saying.

Amir Abdollahian, meanwhile, said a parliamentary delegation would travel to Syria to monitor the vote count.

Last week, the speaker of the Syrian parliament, Mohammad al-Lahham invited "friendly countries" to send observers, without identifying the nations by name.

The election has been dismissed as a "farce" by the Syrian opposition and a "parody of democracy" by the United States.

Syrian opposition groups and Western countries have accused Tehran of supplying Damascus with military and financial backing since the uprising against Assad broke out in 2011.

Iran says it has only sent military experts to Syria and that it has provided Assad's regime with humanitarian assistance.

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