Russia, Iran affirm necessity for finding a political solution to crisis in Syria

Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the need for finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Lavrov stressed during a press conference with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday  the necessity to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and implement UN Resolution 2254 through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any external interference, noting that the talks dealt with preparations of the next meeting in Astana formula scheduled to be held next February in Sochi.

Resolution 2254, adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council in December 2015, affirms that the Syrians are the ones who determine the future of their country by themselves without any external interference, and that terrorist organizations are outside any political process.

For his part, Zarif called on the international community to support efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria and not to obstruct this target , and to cooperate in providing humanitarian aid to those who are in need.

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