Iranian Diplomat, UN Envoy Discuss Syria Developments

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The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has discussed the latest developments in Syria with Ali-Asghar Khaji, a senior assistant to Iranian foreign minister in special political affairs.

In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Pedersen and Khaji discussed the latest political and on-the-ground developments in Syria, the humanitarian issues, the Syrian people’s problems, and holding the next meeting of Syria’s Constitutional Committee.

The Iranian and the UN diplomats also stressed the necessity of providing humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria, particularly amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, helping the return of the displaced people and refugees, and the continuation of the political process for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian issue.

In the telephone conversation, the senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister highlighted the unlawful and inhumane nature of the unilateral sanctions against people of Syria, calling for the removal of the bans.

Khaji also stressed the need for the restoration of stability and security to Syria and the fight against terrorism.

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