Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference in Riga, Latvia, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins(reuters_tickers)
OSLO (Reuters) - The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq can't be resolved through military means alone, Iran's foreign minister told a news conference in Norway on Tuesday.
"I think we need to agree that there is no military solutions in any of these cases (Iraq or Syria) although there might be a military component. Even for defeating extremists you need more than a military strategy," Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Zarif is attending a conflict-resolution seminar in Norway.
(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, writing by Terje Solsvik)