Moscow: Russian-Iranian talks dealt with political solution to crisis in Syria

Moscow, SANA_ The Russian Foreign Ministry has announced  that the Russian-Iranian talks held in Tehran Saturday dealt with efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria politically and the latest developments of the situation in it.

“The Russian delegation discussed with Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani  and Assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari  preparations for the upcoming trilateral summit in the Astana format [Russia, Iran-Turkey]and exchanged views on a range of issues related to the developments in Syria,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement added that the talks, which were also attended by representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry, also dealt with the issue of setting  up a committee to discuss the constitution.

The Russian delegation included  Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Verchinen.

The meeting comes about two weeks after the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the next Astana meeting on the crisis in Syria would be held mid-February

Eleven meetings in the Astana format were held on the crisis in Syria; one of them was held in the Russian city of Sochi last July

All meetings affirmed the firm commitment to preserve the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria and to continue the war against terrorist organizations until completely eradicate them


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