20 December 2016 - 10:19
FM Zarif departs for Moscow

TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister left Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday morning to attend a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts.

Despite the speculations on cancelation of the trilateral meeting due to the assassination of Russia's envoy to Ankara Andrey Karlov on Monday night, the talks would be hold as scheduled.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, left the country for the Russian capital in order to participate in a trilateral meeting with the Sergey Lavrov of Russia as well as Turkey’s Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

The foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey are slated to discuss the future of Syria and the city of Aleppo at talks in Moscow today.

The three foreign ministers discussed Syria and the situation in Aleppo over the phone on Saturday. The Russia-initiated call dealt with the evacuation of fighters and civilians from the city as well as the importance of humanitarian aid and a political settlement in Syria. The ministerial meeting was initially scheduled for December 27, but the pace of developments in Syria forced the three foreign ministers to hold their talks a week earlier, Sputnik reported.


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