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.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced the country’s opposition to participation of Washington in the Syria peace talks planned to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, next week.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held meetings with senior Russian and Turkish officials on the resolution of the years-long crisis in Syria.
Syria says Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism.
Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran’s Leader, hailed Turkey’s decision to pull its troops out of a town near Mosul in north of Iraq, expressing the hope for a thaw in relations between Turkey and Syria as well.
A first airplane has taken off from the international airport in the Syrian city of Aleppo in four years, during which the airport was closed due to the militancy in the Arab country.
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.
While all anti-government militants have been evacuated along with their families from Eastern Aleppo, only 900 residents of Shiite-majority villages of Foua and Kefraya have been taken out of militants’ siege.