Iranian, Syrian FMs confer on latest regional developments
Foreign Ministers of Iran and Syria discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region.
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The meeting of foreign ministers of the Astana process countries on the issue of Syria was held on Wednesday local time with the presence of Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov , Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Syria Peterson at the Turkish Embassy on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Summit and the latest developments and political and humanitarian initiatives in Syria were reviewed.
In this meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian said: "As in the past, the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the Syrian crisis has no military solution and that the solution to this crisis will be realized through the political process and in accordance with the principles of international law."
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran emphasized that the end of the occupation and the withdrawal of foreign forces who are illegally present in Syria and full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria are necessary prerequisites to achieve this goal.
Referring to the importance of the constitutional committee's work and emphasizing the economic and humanitarian situation in Syria and the negative effects of sanctions on the livelihood of ordinary people, Amir- Abdollahian emphasized the need to lift sanctions and remove obstacles and increase humanitarian aid to all Syrians throughout the country.
In this meeting, the foreign ministers, the guarantors of the Astana process, once again emphasized their commitment to observe and respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.
The Astana talks have started since January 2017 with the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the cooperation of Russia and Turkey, with the aim of establishing peace in Syria.
Iran, Turkey and Russia, as guarantors of the Astana process, are trying to solve the Syrian crisis.
The crisis in Syria started in 2011 with a massive attack by terrorist outfits supported by Saudi Arabia, the United States and their allies to change the equations of the region in favor of the Zionist regime.