Iran to continue support for Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
Iran will continue support for Syria to overcome threats facing the country, Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, RIA Novosti reported.
"We will continue our support in many aspects. Iran and Russia will support Syria to overcome threats facing the country," he said at a press conference in Moscow.
He noted that Tehran and Moscow "strongly support the political settlement in Syria."
"We support the efforts of Mr. Staffan de Mistura (Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria), because he tries to adjust a political dialogue among Syrians," noted the Iranian diplomat.
He added that Tehran optimistically considers the upcoming negotiations for Syria; it may be a step for the conflict's peaceful resolution.
"We optimistically consider the upcoming meeting in Geneva. We sure that it may be a positive step for the peaceful resolution of conflict in Syria," he said.
The next round of Syria talks in the "Vienna format" may take place on Feb. 11, according to Abdollahian.
The "Vienna format" is a ministerial-level meeting which includes the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, France, Britain and Germany.