Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gestures as he speaks during a panel "Next Steps for Iran and the World"at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday there could be no military solution to the devastating war in Syria and vowed to throw Tehran's weight behind a political solution.Appearing at a gathering of political and business leaders in Switzerland just days after Iran sealed a historic deal ending punishing sanctions by the West over its nuclear program, Zarif said Iran was now determined to help end a conflict in Syria that has killed more than 250,000 people and left millions displaced.Zarif said Iran believed a ceasefire in Syria was required before a national unity government could be set up and elections based on a new constitution held.Zarif argued that such concerns were misplaced because Iran spent less than a tenth of what Saudi Arabia spends on military hardware.
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