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Iran says no word on "ceasefire" with Russia, US regarding Syria (exclusive)

Politics Materials 20 November 2015 14:14
Iran has dismissed having "an agreement" with Russia and the US regarding a ceasefire in Syria.
Iran says no word on "ceasefire" with Russia, US regarding Syria (exclusive)

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20

By Mehdi Sepahvand, Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Iran has dismissed having "an agreement" with Russia and the US regarding a ceasefire in Syria.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has recently said that the ceasefire in Syria is close, also mentioning Iran and Russia.

"Iran, Russia ready for a ceasefire, the United States ready for ceasefire," Kerry said.

Head of Iranian Parliament's Defense Commission Esmail Kosari has denied having any such agreements between Iran, Russia and the US to Trend. He said statements similar to that of John Kerry are made when the terrorists are facing defeat.

Iranian official also blamed the US, European countries, Israel and Saudi Arabia for helping the IS.

Kerry had said that the US was looking forward to a ceasefire by Iran and Russia so that Washington could pursue its objectives in Syria.

"The faster Russia and Iran give life to this process, the faster the violence can taper down and we can isolate Daesh (IS) and al Nusra (terrorist organization) and begin to do what our strategy has always set out to do," Kerry had said.

While the US has been leading a campaign in Syria which allegedly targets the terrorists since about a year ago, Russia started pounding terrorist positions in the Arab country late September.

Iran, however, says it supports general elections in Syria and for the time being only provides President Bashar Assad's army with military consultation to ward off terrorists.

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