ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Alliance News): The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran have expressed their determination to continue their cooperation to “eliminate terrorists” in Syria in a tripartite statement after meeting in Tehran.
According to foreign media report, the statement said that the three countries reiterated their commitment to continue cooperation to eradicate terrorist individuals, groups and institutions.
He expressed his opposition to the illegal seizure and transfer of oil revenues that should belong to Syria.
He also expressed his determination to stand against the separatist agenda in Syria.
The tripartite statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked his Russian and Iranian counterparts to support his efforts against terrorism in Syria.
The statement comes as Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently threatened to launch a military operation against the semi-autonomous Kurdish administration in Syria’s oil-rich northeast.
Turkey has launched attacks on Syria since 2016, targeting Kurdish fighters as well as members of the extremist Islamic State group (ISIS), which has also supported Syrian rebels against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran and Russia have also been involved in the conflict in Syria but support rather than oppose Bashar al-Assad, Tayyip Erdogan said at the summit, saying it must be clearly understood that there is no room for separatist terrorist organizations in the future of our region. Is.
He added that we will continue our fight against terrorist organizations in the coming time.
However, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the Turkish leader before the summit that Turkey’s new action against the Kurds in Syria would be harmful to the region.
He emphasized to resolve this issue through negotiations between Ankara, Damascus, Moscow and Tehran.
It was not immediately clear whether the tripartite statement issued at the end of the summit reflected any change in Iran’s stance on Turkish aggression.
Putin’s meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his first foreign visit after the war against Ukraine started on February 24 this year.
Vladimir Putin visited Iran a day after US President Joe Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia to brief the West on Moscow’s plans to build closer strategic ties with Iran, China and India despite Western sanctions. A strong message has been given.
Footage of Putin’s meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei showed the two leaders sitting together in a white room a few meters apart.
Only an Iranian flag and a photo of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini were seen in the background.
“Communication with Khamenei is very important,” Putin’s foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters in Moscow.
He said that the most important issues of bilateral and international agenda were discussed between the two leaders, our positions on most issues are close or similar.
The visit is also timely for Iran, which is under severe Western economic sanctions and conflict with the US over its nuclear program and many other issues.