Official: Syrian delegation urges probing violation of Astana deal

Astana, Oct 30, IRNA – Head of Iran's delegation in Syria Peace Talks said on Monday that in a meeting with Syrian delegation, they called for probing the instances of violating Astana Agreement, which will be proposed on Tuesday in the presence of peace guarantor countries.

After holding bilateral related meetings with Syrian and Russian delegation in Astana, deputy foreign minister for Arab-Africa affairs said that in the meeting with Syrian delegation headed by Bashar al-Jafari the two sides discussed trilateral meeting agenda and the latest field developments in Syria and issues related to former agreements on Idlib.

As per bilateral meeting with Russian delegation headed by Alexander Lavrentiev, the senior Iranian diplomat said that the latest developments in Syria and exchanging views on trilateral summit meeting were discussed in the meeting.

He said on Monday bilateral meetings took place by ceasefire guarantor countries and on Tuesday the main session and trilateral meeting will take place in the presence of observer states.

Syrian peace talks began in January 2017 and since past 10 months it held meetings seven times, which had positive results in the field of ceasefire and decreasing tensions in the crowded area of Syria.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry, as host of peace talks, announced on Saturday that all sides have announced their readiness to attend the 7th round of Syria Peace Talks in Astana.

The 2-day talks kicked off in Astana on Monday.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Alexander Lavrentiev and Sedat Onal are heading Iran, Russia and Turkey's delegations in this round of talks.

Syrian government delegation as well as opposition groups, the UN, the US and Jordan representatives as observers are attending Syrian peace talks.

The general meeting in the the presence of all sides is to be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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