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Lavrov and Zarif: The need to eliminate terrorism in Syria and preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity

2020-06-17T16:59:08.784Z

MOSCOW-SANA, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need to eliminate terrorism



Moscow-Sana

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need to eliminate terrorism in Syria and preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Lavrov stressed during a joint press conference with Zarif today in Moscow the need for the international community to support the reconstruction efforts in Syria and provide humanitarian aid away from politicization.

"The Astana agreements on resolving the crisis in Syria, confronting terrorism and preserving the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria must be implemented," Lavrov said.

For his part, Zarif stressed the need to continue working within the framework of the Astana formula to solve the crisis in Syria, noting that the heads of the three guarantor countries (Iran, Russia and Turkey) will hold a meeting soon via video conference technology.

Zarif pointed out that Western countries use their "humanitarian concepts" to implement their political agendas, stressing the need for international cooperation on the humanitarian situation in Syria and providing humanitarian aid to those who deserve it, without any politicization.

And Zarif made it clear at the beginning of his meeting with Lavrov that the United States continues to work to destabilize Syria and the region and that imposing more coercive economic measures affecting the Syrian people raises concern and said: "We must make sure that Washington will not achieve its goals."

Regarding the pressure exerted by the United States on Iran, Lavrov made it clear that Washington's efforts to extend the arms embargo imposed on Iran are illegal and have no prospects. Efforts provided by international law to achieve justice.

Lavrov reiterated Moscow's stance calling for the preservation of the Iranian nuclear agreement, noting that Washington is impeding the implementation of the joint work plan on it, calling on China and the rest of the countries to cooperate with Tehran in this regard.

For his part, Zarif stressed that his country is committed to the nuclear agreement and is cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Washington is the one that did not abide by its obligations under the agreement and uses all means to pressure Iran since its exit from it and this matter is unacceptable.

Zarif pointed out that Iran did not oppose the principles of the International Atomic Energy Agency, but rather supported efforts to maintain the nuclear agreement, pointing out that Tehran relied on cooperation with Moscow to be transparent and continuous dealing with the agency.

Zarif stressed that Iran would have an appropriate response if the IAEA did not commit to transparency in its decisions towards it.

Source: sena

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