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Iran offers to use its good ties with Damascus and Ankara to help resolve the row.

Last modified: 26 Jun 2012 10:58

Iran on Tuesday offered to use its good ties with Damascus and Ankara to help resolve the row between the two countries over Syria's downing of a Turkish warplane.

Syria's shooting down of the jet last Friday was "a very sensitive issue" that also concerns Tehran, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said, just ahead of an emergency NATO meeting on the incident.

"We will use our good relationship with the two countries to resolve the issue," Ramin Mehmanparast said in his weekly news briefing.

"It should be resolved through restraint and negotiations and [the two sides] should avoid measures that disturb the security of the region," he said. "We hope this issue will be resolved rapidly."