“The Islamic Republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution,” Rouhani said in a televised opening address.
“We continue to support the inter-Syrian dialogue and underline our determination to fight the terrorism of Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group), Al-Qaeda, and other related groups.” “I emphasize that the fight against terrorism will continue until it is completely eradicated in Syria and the region in general,” he added.
WASHINGTON — Iran is experiencing its most difficult year yet due to a combination of U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. pic.twitter.com/n3agDqpt5t
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Rouhani made the remarks in a video conference with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The talks are the first since September in the so-called Astana format, in which the three powers discuss developments in Syria, where the conflict has entered its 10th year.
The conflict has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions.