May 09, 2016 16:30 UTC
  • Iran, Russia in ‘constant consultations’ over Syria

Foreign Ministry spokesman says Iran is in constant touch with Russia over Syria, adding that foreign-backed terrorists are not abiding by the truce in the war-torn country.

“Naturally, constant consultations are underway between Iran and Russia on bilateral issues and the latest regional and international developments,” Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday.

Jaberi Ansari said that during their recent round of talks, Iranian and Russian officials reviewed the latest development in Syria, including the recently US-Russia brokered ceasefire in the country.

The Iranian official said that the latest developments in Syria show that terrorists fighting the government are not committed to the ceasefire deal.

“The developments that have been unfolding since the announcement of the truce…proved that there is no commitment from the armed currents and groups who are taking actions against the Syrian government,” Jaberi Ansari said.

“This is one of the basic problems in the peace process,” he said.

He further noted that terrorist groups are trying to destabilize the region and the increase in their power is in the interest of neither the region nor the world.

Jaberi Ansari expressed hope that the regional countries would develop a “common understanding” on terrorism in order to counter the ominous phenomena.