Russian envoy visits Iran for talks on Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev met with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran Dec. 3.
Lavrentiev discussed the latest development in Syria with Iranian president during the meeting, Tasnim news agency reported.
In the meeting, the two parties stressed the need for peaceful resolution of the Syrian crisis and political coordination in fighting against terrorism as well as mutual coordination in the international arena.
Lavrentiev also expressed Russia’s full support for implementation of the nuclear deal.
Rouhani, for his turn, said that the nuclear deal is product of efforts by seven countries.
A country must not be allowed to undermine the deal based on its own desire, he added.
Rouhani also underlined that for the sustainability of the nuclear deal, P5+1 members need to keep to their commitments.
Russian media reported that the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov will visit Tehran on Dec. 5 for further coordination on Iran-Russia’s counterterrorism positions.
Bogdanov will hold talks with Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest, the regional developments, particularly in Syria, and to discuss further coordination between Iran and Russia on their counterterrorism agendas.
Tehran and Moscow share the same stance towards Syria, supporting the Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Tehran has always expressed support for the Syrian government since it sees the Assad regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as a part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.