IRAN HAILS RUSSIA-TURKEY DEAL ON SYRIA’S IDLIB AS TRIUMPH OF DIPLOMACY

TEHRAN, Iran, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, welcomed a recent deal between Russia and Turkey, on Syria's Idlib issue, as the triumph of diplomacy, Tasnim news agency reported, Wednesday.

The agreement, reached in the Russian city of Sochi, is "the result of intensive responsible diplomacy, over the last few weeks," Gholam Ali Khoshroo said, during his address to a UN Security Council meeting, on Tuesday.

It is the extension of diplomatic efforts, in the recent Tehran summit, between the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey, Khoshroo added.

On Monday, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed in Sochi, to establish a demilitarised zone, in Syria's north-western province of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold, in the war-torn country.

A day earlier, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, also welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement, as "a big step towards eliminating the remnants of terrorists in Syria.

Source: NAM News Network