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    Some NGOs in Syria Using Humanitarian Crisis to Achieve Political Goals - Tehran

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    Some of the international humanitarian organizations working in Syria are using aid as leverage to achieve political goals, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ongoing violence in Syria has caused a large-scale humanitarian crisis and claimed the lives of thousands of people and displaced millions more. The international community, including the United Nations, has undertaken steps to end the Syrian conflict and to improve the humanitarian situation in the Middle Eastern country.

    "Iran has pointed out several times on the importance of comprehensive, joint fight against terrorism. It is very critical to maintain neutral posture when it comes to humanitarian aid since all the Syrian regions require it. Unfortunately, several international humanitarian organizations used humanitarian aid as leverage for achieving their immediate political goals," Zarif told journalists.

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