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Russia, Iran, Turkey FMs to Meet in Moscow

Russia, Iran, Turkey FMs to Meet in MoscowRussia, Iran, Turkey FMs to Meet in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Moscow on Saturday to discuss Syria and Iran’s nuclear deal, news agencies cited Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.

“Naturally, there will be an exchange of views on current regional and international issues, including the increasingly acute situation around the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iran nuclear program,” Interfax news agency cited Zakharova as saying, Reuters reported.

In a statement on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed the meeting, adding that the latest developments on Syria, within the framework of the Astana peace process, would be discussed during the talks.

The Astana peace talks were launched in January 2017 in the Kazakh capital with the aim of putting an end to the violence and improve the humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria.

Within the framework of these efforts, Iran, Russia and Turkey agreed to establish de-escalation zones in the northern Syrian province of Idlib and parts of neighboring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo.

 

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