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Tehran holds online talk with Russia, Turkey on Syria

Tehran holds online talk with Russia, Turkey on Syria
posted onJune 15, 2020

Iran said it will hold an online conference with top Russian and Turkish officials on Syria amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that a trilateral meeting was scheduled to be held in Tehran, but due to the pandemic there has been a change of plan.

“So, we will have an upcoming video-conference meeting between the guarantors of the Astana peace process, the exact date of which will be set during Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s current visit to Turkey and Russia,” the spokesman explained at his weekly press conference on Monday.

Iran’s Zarif arrived in Turkey along with a high-ranking delegation late on Sunday to hold talks with senior Turkish officials.

The Iranian delegation will leave Ankara later today to visit Moscow.

Iran, Russia and Turkey are highly criticized for their years of interventions in Syria, killing hundreds of civilians and forcing thousands more to flee their homelands.