Hossein Jaberi Ansari

Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria’s Idlib: Iranian senior official

Reuters – Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert it, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, special assistant to Iran’s foreign minister, told reporters on Tuesday.

Iran and Russia are President Bashar al-Assad’s main backers in Syria’s seven-year-old civil war. Last week, Russian and Syrian warplanes resumed a bombing campaign in Idlib, the last rebel enclave in Syria, after weeks of quiet, in an apparent prelude to a full-scale offensive.