A political analyst and a former envoy to Syria says Turkey seems to be cooperating to help Syria peace talks move forward and bear fruit in an effort to improve its image.
Head of Iran’s diplomatic team in the latest round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the rebel groups in the Kazakh city of Astana hailed a “calmer and more conciliatory” atmosphere in the peace talks than the previous round.
Syria’s Ambassador to China says approximately 5,000 fighters from the restive northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang are fighting alongside militants in Syria having arrived in the Arab country through Turkey.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said Russia’s Syria-bound military jets could be allowed to use the Iranian airspace.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said certain countries in the Middle East do not have any sympathy for the war-torn people of Syria, but are worried about the terrorist groups they support.
Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, is due in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on the latest developments in the war-ravaged Arab country.
A senior Iranian analyst believes that divisive diplomacy and religious bans won’t lead to sustainable peace in Syria and the Middle East, and if the US President Trump wants to defeat terrorism in the region, he should avoid imposing such approaches.
A senior Middle East expert says the recent Syria peace talks held in the Kazakh capital of Astana were a positive move in handling the Syrian issue.