Russia, Iran Discuss Situation in Syria

MOSCOW- The situation in Syria was the main point of discussion during a meeting between Senior Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Verchinen and  Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hussein Jaberi Ansari in Moscow on Thursday.

During the meeting, Verchinen said “We pay a special attention to the situation in Syria and the objective reality in it and to the possibility of moving the political process there.”

He indicated that Russia and Iran seek to solve the crisis in Syria in framework of the bilateral interaction and the interaction as participants in Astana process, according to SANA.

For his part, Jaberi Ansari affirmed that cooperation between his country and Russia with regard to Syria has achieved significant results in the domain of combating terrorism and laying the bases of security and stability in the region.

He indicated that the relations between the two states are rapidly developing in all domains, reiterating the importance of preserving cooperation between the three guarantor states in framework of Astana process on Syria.

Jaberi Ansari added that his talks with the Russian side will be useful and fruitful and will cover all issues of the region and all the other regional and international issues.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin also held talks with Jaberi Ansari which focused on the situation in Syria, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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