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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held talks with Turkish Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary Ümit Yalçın in Ankara on Thursday.
After Qatar’s protest, the Syrian government has also slammed Saudi Arabia for politicization of Hajj pilgrimage, saying the Saudi authorities continue to deny Syrian citizens the right to perform this Islamic duty.
A senior Turkish diplomat says the US in the past years has changed its approach towards Syria crisis for so many times that Ankara is now “a bit puzzled” on what Washington’s real policy and strategy is, particularly regarding the Syrian armed opposition groups.
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.