(Reuters) - Iran will form a team with other non-aligned countries to explore solutions to the crisis in Syria, the Iranian foreign minister said on Wednesday, and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon called on Iran to use its influence to help end the violence there.
Such a troika would include Egypt, Iran and Venezuela, as the former, current and future holders of the NAM rotating presidency, as well as Lebanon and Iraq, said senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who visited Syria this week for meetings with senior officials, in comments to Fars news agency.
Tehran blames the West and Sunni Muslim Gulf countries of fuelling Syria's civil war by supporting the rebels.
"This proxy war is the reality of the Syria crisis today," said Khamenei, the most powerful figure in Iran. "Solving the crisis in Syria has one natural requirement, which is preventing the sending of arms to ... groups in Syria."