Riyadh 'Fuels Terrorists, Wages War' While Tehran Works on Regional Peace Process – Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister has said Saudi Arabia accusing Tehran of "destabilization" can only be described as "ironic," as his nation is involved in successful talks on solving the crisis in Syria, while the Saudis are provoking new regional crises, Press TV reported.

Tehran has been working with international partners, such as Russia and Turkey, to ensure cessation of hostilities in Syria and pave the way for further political processes there, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, said on Sunday. At the same time, Riyadh "fuels terrorists, wages war on Yemen, blockades Qatar [and] foments crisis in Lebanon," Zarif wrote on Twitter.

 The Iranian minister posted his statement following a new round of talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, respectively. The three senior diplomats met in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday, for consultations on the Syrian conflict.

Ahead of the summit of the three states' leaders in Sochi next week, the foreign ministers coordinated recommendations on how to proceed with the Syrian dialogue, paving the way for peaceful solutions in the country.

"Our work has been productive, and we've agreed on all key issues," Sergey Lavrov said Sunday. The officials acknowledged the de-escalation of violence in Syria, which would allow for a political settlement.

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