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Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria crisis

Politics - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting on Saturday reviewed the crisis in Syria.

During their meeting, the officials discussed on the content of the latest documents related to negotiations between Iran, Russia and Turkey on guaranteeing peace process in Syria.

Jaberi Ansari and Fomin also explored ways to make necessary coordination for the upcoming Syria talks slated to be held on July 4-5 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

So far, four rounds of talks have been held in Astana on establishment of peace in Syria.

The first round of multilateral Astana talks was attended by the Syrian government’s representatives as well as dissident groups on January 23-24.

The second round of the Astana talks took place on February 15-16 with the participants agreeing to set up a ceasefire monitoring group assigned by Iran, Russia and Turkey, that would report to the United Nations.

The third meeting involving the Iranian, Russian and Turkish and the UN delegations was held on March 14-15 while the US and Jordan participated as observers.

In the fourth round of talks, the participating countries and warring sides agreed to create four de-escalation zones in Idlib province, in northern parts of Homs, in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus and in the south of the country.

 

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