A senior Iranian official has hailed Kazakhstan’s initiative to host intra-Syrian talks but warned against any attempts to turn the “yesterday terrorists” in Syria into the “today politicians.”
Sixteen people have been killed when a bus transporting Hungarian students crashed in northern Italy.
Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for more than 400 people, including soldiers and security officers, over alleged affiliation to the network of US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having orchestrated last July’s failed military coup.
Iran has denounced a terrorist attack on a Shia Muslim-dominated area in Pakistan that killed at least 25 people, urging an all-out international campaign against terrorism.
A senior Iranian diplomat says the forthcoming Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana are aimed at finding possible ways to establish sustainable peace in the conflict-stricken state and put an end to its nearly six-year crisis.