Foreign ministers of Iran, Syria, Russia and Syria meet in Moscow

October 28, 2016 2:30 pm
Foreign ministers of , and Syria have started trilateral talks on a political solution the Syria crisis besides a serious fight against the Takfiri terror groups operating in the Arab country.
On Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Sergei Lavrov and Walid Muallem, gathered in for a three-way meeting.
Ahead of the meeting, Lavrov said the three nations are acting as a united front against terrorism, saying their talks are mainly focused on ways of seriously tackling terrorism, particularly in Syria.
The three sides, Lavrov added, will exchange views on humanitarian operations as well as efforts to stop the flow of weapons and military equipment to the foreign-backed militants operating against the Damascus government.
Prior to the three-way discussions, Zarif held a bilateral meeting with Lavrov to discuss regional issues and the further enhancement of bilateral Tehran-Moscow ties.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) welcomes his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif during a meeting in Moscow on October 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Upon his arrival at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow on Friday morning,  Zarif said a political solution besides a serious fight against terrorim is the only way out of the crisis gripping Syria.
“Unfortunately, some countries have always pursued war and a military solution in Syria. This is while the solution to this crisis is of a political nature and also [entails] battles against Takfiri groups,” said Zarif.
He added, “We have always emphasized the need for the establishment of an all-out ceasefire, humanitarian operations and efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian issue.” 
Ahead of Zarif’s trip, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement that Zarif and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, will discuss regional issues, the agenda of the bilateral Russian-Iranian relations and agreements reached earlier between the sides in Baku.
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