Iran, Russia reiterate need for Geneva talks on Syria

Iran and Russia have underlined the need for holding Geneva 2 talks on Syria with the aim of finding a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Arab country.

In a Friday meeting, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Reza Sajjadi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov voiced support for the upcoming Geneva 2 negotiations and called for international efforts to hold the event.

The two sides also called for synergy among all parties involved in Syria crisis in order to put an end to it.

The Geneva 2 conference is seen as a chance to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis. The event has been delayed for months, but Moscow and Washington are now trying to fix a date for it in mid-November.

Russia and China have urged the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the conference.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on October 11 that Western countries are on the right track regarding their attitude to Iran’s participation in the peace talks on the Syrian issue.

On September 29, UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi stated that it would be beneficial if Iran takes part in the Geneva 2 conference and there is the possibility of inviting the Islamic Republic.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence.

By Press TV


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