THE STORIES BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Abu Dhabi

London

New York

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Iran, Russia, Turkey Meet UN Syria Envoy

Politics

7Dnews London

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:54 GMT

High-level diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey have met the UN envoy for Syria about creating a committee to revise the war-battered country’s constitution.

The talks, held on Tuesday September 11th, are set to focus on creating a constitutional committee under Syria's Russian- and Iranian-backed government.

Russia, Turkey and Iran have been working together as "guarantors" for a series of talks around ending Syria's war.

As reported by AP, a special envoy for Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, said a “good result” could emerge from the talks.

Replying to a question about whether Iran shared concerns about a possible humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, he said, “We are worried too. We are trying to avoid this.”

Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, declined to answer a question on his way into the talks about whether Russia would stop its airstrikes.


Middle East Russia