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Iranian and Russian FM Discussed Syria

According to Fars News, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a phone conversation on Tuesday conferred on the latest regional developments, specially in Syria.

During the phone conversation, Zarif and Lavrov exchanged views on important international and regional issues with an emphasis on the implementation of decisions passed at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.

They also underlined preparations for the fifth Caspian Sea Summit, which is due to be held in Kazakhstan this year.

Earlier today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with his Russian counterpart reiterated Tehran’s opposition to the presence of foreign forces in Syria, and rejected Washington’s allegations that Tehran has supplied Yemen with missiles.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is opposed to the presence of foreign forces on Syrian territories without the permission of the country’s government and nation,” President Rouhani said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

He warned that continued tension in Northern Syria is beneficial to no one, and expressed hope that all the regional states would respect Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

President Rouhani also underscored the importance of Tehran-Ankara-Moscow cooperation in fighting against terrorism and returning tranquility and stability to Syria, and said, “Such cooperation is necessarily similar to the past and it should strengthen and continue until the Syrian people’s final victory against the terrorists.”

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