TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari started a trip to Russia to hold talks with senior officials of the country on various topics, including the latest developments in Syria.
News ID: 66998
Publish Date: 14November 2017 - 16:01
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Jaberi Ansari left Tehran
for Moscow on Tuesday to meet Russian officials and discuss Syrian developments
and regional cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the Russian
The diplomat has been Iran’s top negotiator in the peace
talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana aimed at ending the Syria crisis.
The 7th round of Syria peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia,
and Turkey was held in Astana on October 30 and 31.
The fourth edition of the talks in May produced a memorandum
of understanding on de-escalation zones in Syria, sharply reducing fighting in
Diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Syria gained momentum
in 2017 with the announcement of a ceasefire in the Arab country in early
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy
Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured
1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war
population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.