Bahram Qassemi

Iran, Russia, Turkey FMs to meet in May: Spokesman

 IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister and his Turkish and Russian counterparts will hold talks on Syria in May, Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Referring to disagreements between Iran and Turkey on Syrian city of Afrin, Bahram Qasemi said in a press conference that Iran has always been in contact with Turkey, and in the past few days, Tehran, Ankara and Moscow have been talking on the issue.

‘The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet in Turkey in May in line with Astana talk,’ he said.

On 24 August 2016, the Turkish armed forces began a declared direct military intervention into Syria. Iran has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the involvement.

The talks between the three countries will help resolve differences and will contribute to the efforts being made to restore peace to Syria and fighting terrorism in the country, Qasemi said.

Commenting on the violence in Eastern Ghouta, he said that the situation in Syria is complicated as there are various players.

The spokesman expressed hope that the new UN resolution would be able to establish ceasefire all across Syria, and a political solution would be found to the crisis.