Iranian Diplomat: No Disagreement between Iran, Russia over Syria

The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs says both Iran and Russia “are seriously helping the Syrian army in fighting against terrorism”.

Iran and Russia have no disagreement over Syria, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official underlined on Sunday.

The comment by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian came in reaction to some media reports on alleged disagreements between Tehran and Moscow over Syria.

Amir Abdollahian said that both Iran and Russia “are seriously helping the Syrian army in fighting against terrorism”.

He also denied claims that Iran is withdrawing its military advisers from Syria, and said, “Iranian military advisers are continuing their counterterrorism measures.”

The Iranian diplomat further described as “positive” Russia’s move against terrorism in Syria which is underway in coordination with the Syrian government.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including Daesh (ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.

 

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