A diplomatic delegation from Iran arrived in Kazakhstan on Saturday to attend the Syria peace negotiations in the city of Astana.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the liberation of Syria’s strategic northwestern city of Aleppo as a major step towards stability in the Arab state, saying the gain prevented the Middle East from having to face an uncertain future.
Iran, Russia and Turkey have not sent any “joint invitation” to the US for taking part in the upcoming conflict resolution talks on Syria in Astana, Kazakhstan.
A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic supports political initiatives on Syria, which seek to address the real demands of the Syrian people and preserve the war-stricken country’s territorial integrity and independence.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the victories earned on the battlefields in Syria are the result of coordination between the Arab country and the Islamic Republic as well as other important factors.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has praised the role of Iran in his nation’s victories on the battlefield against Takfiri [extremist] terror groups, saying the Islamic Republic also deserves to be congratulated on these successes.
The US Senator Lindsey Graham referred to an ongoing ceasefire in Syria, which is also supported by the United Nations Security Council, and described as a possible case of capitulation to Iran and Russia.