Iran seeks solution to Syria conflict

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Iran's foreign minister has met embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and called for a solution to the ongoing civil war, as a rights group accused Damascus of waging "relentless, indiscriminate" attacks against its own people.

Speaking in Damascus on Wednesday, Ali Akbar Salehi said the solution to the 18-month conflict lies "only in Syria and within the Syrian family".

The comments were made amid reports that two bombs had hit a Damascus suburb.

Salehi, who called this week for a simultaneous halt to the fighting by both regime and rebel forces, added that ending the conflict should be done in "partnership with international and regional organisations".

Following their meeting, Assad said the war engulfing Syria was targeting not only it but the "axis of resistance," a term Syria, Iran and Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah use to refer to their common opposition to Israel.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Antakya, Turkey.

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