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Russia sends “important message” to Iran on Syria

Politics Materials 4 December 2016 16:37 (UTC +04:00)
Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev has conveyed an important message to Iranian officials, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian Supreme Leader’s senior advisor, said
Russia sends “important message” to Iran on Syria

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4

By Fatih Karimov – Trend:

Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev has conveyed an important message to Iranian officials, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian Supreme Leader’s senior advisor, said.

Lavrentiev was in Tehran to convey a very important message, Velayati said without elaborating, Mehr news agency reported.

He made the remarks following a meeting with the Russian diplomat on Dec. 3.

“Today, we see hope-inspiring advance on the ground in Syria by Syrian forces and according to Lavrentiev’s report, government forces are advancing from the west of Aleppo. This is a great achievement in pinning terrorists into the city quarters,” said Velayati.

During the meeting the two sides agreed that Syrian army and government as well as Iranian and Russian allies and Hezbollah will continue the fight unless Aleppo city is fully liberated, he added.

Lavrentiev also discussed the latest development in Syria with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.

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.

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