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A top Iranian diplomat says the ‘limited’ presence of Iranian advisors in Syria comes at the request of Damascus and is not subject to agreement by any regional or international party.
A senior Iranian official has warned that the Zionist lobby is carrying out widespread activities to steer the political and security equations in the region toward undermining the legal Syrian government.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says any use of the ongoing tension in relations between Persian Gulf littoral states to change the regional balance would deteriorate the already fragile situation in the Middle East.
The fifth round of Syria talks, held in the Kazak capital of Astana on July 4-5, are assumed to be a major step forward for resolving the ongoing crisis in the war-torn Arab country despite trivial differences among participants.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the need to prevent the US government from interfering in the internal affairs of Syria through enhanced coordination between Tehran and Moscow.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic of Iran is after a political solution to the war in Syria, and welcomes any initiative that can restore peace to the war-torn country.
Iran’s foreign minister says unlike the hypocritical and double-standard policies of the US and other so-called advocates of human rights, the Islamic Republic of Iran vehemently condemns any use or threat to use weapons of mass destruction including chemical weapons.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with his wife and children, visited injured army personnel in their home villages in the west-central province of Hama.