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


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)


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