Gholamali Khoshroo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, made the remarks on March 18 in a statement addressed to Mr. Matthew Rycroft, President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The full text of his statement follows:
The Islamic Republic of Iran, with the aim of ending the ongoing crises in Syria and within the framework of its principled policy based on respecting the Syrian territorial integrity and sovereignty, finding a political solution to the crisis through intra-Syrian talks and objection to the instrumental use of terrorism for political gains; has taken effective measures upon the request of the Syrian Arab Republic in different political, humanitarian and anti-terrorism areas, including sending humanitarian assistance to Syrian civilians.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, in line with the trilateral statement issued by the Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey on 20 December 2016 in Moscow as well as the statement issued in International Meeting on Syria on 24 January 2017 in Astana, welcomes peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in Syria and together with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as Guarantor States, will spare no efforts to guarantee the Ceasefire Regime in Syria, agreed on 30 December 2016.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will assist the Syrian Arab Republic so that the armed forces of the Syrian government and the groups joined them upon request of the government - for restoration of order and fighting against terrorism in Syria - support to the implementation of the ceasefire.
Terrorist groups mentioned in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, including ISIS, al Nusra Front and their affiliated groups, are not subject to the Ceasefire Regime.