Foreign Policy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:9
FM: Iran Ready to Facilitate Syria-Turkey Talks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his country's readiness to help Syria and Turkey to hold talks, stressing the necessity for prevention of escalation in tensions.

"Iran reiterates its readiness to facilitate dialogue among brother neighbors Turkey and Syria," Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

"Escalation of tensions only serves interests of terrorists and their sponsors," he added.

"Avoidance of bloodshed and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity is imperative," Zarif said.

In relevant remarks last week, senior Aide to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Asqar Khaji had also voiced his country’s preparedness to help resolve disputes between Turkey and Syria.

“Tehran minds saving civilians' life and preventing using them as human shield,” Khaji said in a meeting with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen in Tehran.

During the meeting, both sides also discussed the latest developments in Syria, specially in Idlib, constitution committee, reconstruction, forming work group to exchange refugees and other humanitarian issues.

They also reviewed Iran-UN joint cooperation on helping to resolve Syrian crisis.

Khaji elaborated on the latest developments in Syria and Idlib and underlined the importance of fighting against terrorism and Sochi agreement.

He noted the Iran stresses saving civilians' life and preventing to misuse them as human shield.

Iranian diplomat and UN envoy underscored the importance of solving Syrian crisis through political procedures through Intra-Syrian talks.

Meanwhile, Pedersen presented a report about ongoing movements and his meetings with Syrian officials.

He also appreciated Iran's support for continued activities of Syrian constitutional committee.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
US: Shooting at Milwaukee Brewery Leaves Multiple People Dead, Including Gunman

TEHRAN (FNA)- Multiple people were killed, including the gunman, after he opened fire on a Molson Coors brewery campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [VIDEO]
Official: +1,400 Israelis Ordered to Self-Quarantine Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, 1000s More Maybe Free

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 1,400 Israelis have been ordered to self-quarantine after returning from countries hit by Coronavirus, a health ministry official disclosed, raising the doubt that thousands of potential patients may not have isolated themselves.
Deputy FM: Iran in Favor of Talks to End Yemen War

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand denounced the Saudi-led war against the Yemeni people, saying that the Islamic Republic supports talks to end the crisis.
UN Recieves Iranians' Petition to Condemn US Assassination of General Soleimani

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights Ali Baqeri Kani delivered a petition signed by the Iranian people in condemnation of the US assassination of IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
422 Suspected, Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Infection Discharged from Hospitals in Qom, Gilan After Recovery

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of the Iranian Health Ministry Kianoush Jahanpour announced on Thursday that 422 patients who had been hospitalized for suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus infection have been dismissed from hospitals in the two provinces of Qom and Gilan after full recovery.
Spokesman: Flights from UAE to Iran to Resume Soon

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi announced on Thursday that Iranian airliners will resume flights from the UAE to the country in the near future.
Pentagon Resumes Training of Saudi Flight Students After December Killings

TEHRAN (FNA)- The training of Saudi flight students in the United States has resumed for the first time since a Saudi officer shot dead US naval aviation students in December, the US Navy said in a statement on Wednesday.
Several Countries Report First Coronavirus Cases as Outbreak in Italy, S. Korea Intensifies

TEHRAN (FNA)- Coronavirus is spreading to more countries around the world, and the disease was detected for the first time in several European, Asian, and African countries, with Italy and South Korea emerging as new hotspots for COVID-19.
Syria: Army Establishes Full Control over Southern Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army forces liberated all areas in Southern Idlib, sources close to the dissidents reported.
Number of Coronavirus-Positive Patients in Iran Increases to 245, Deaths to 26

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of the Iranian Health Ministry Kianoush Jahanpour said on Thursday that the number of patients infected with coronavirus in the country rose to 245, adding that 26 people have died so far.
Russia: US Rejected Key Talks on Extending Soon-to-Expire Treaty Limits Strategic Nuclear Arms

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has declined an invitation to hold a formal meeting to discuss the legal details of extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which is due to expire in a year, a senior Russian diplomat said.
Iranian Leader Lauds Efforts by Health Minister, Medical Staff to Fight COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hailed and appreciated strenuous efforts by the Iranian health minister and his colleagues to fight against coronavirus.
WHO Underlines Iran’s Capability to Fight COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- The World Health Organization (WHO) stressed Iran’s high capabilities to prevent an epidemic of novel coronavirus infection.
Iran Cancels Tourist Visits to Desert Areas to Prevent Coronavirus Epidemic

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian officials announced that all desert areas are closed to the tourists for safari and other entertainment purposes due to fears of coronavirus epidemic.
Syrian Army Liberates over 10 New Regions in Idlib, Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued operations in Southern Idlib and Northwestern Hama, regaining control of 11 new regions.