Iran Stresses Increased Coordination with Russia to Block US Intervention in Syria
“Increased coordination between Iran and Russia to prevent the US illegal intervention in Syria and block aggression against the country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty is one of the unavoidable necessities in the path of cooperation between Tehran and Moscow,” Shamkhani said in a phone conversation initiated by his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev on Tuesday.
He warned that the US adventurism in Syria can pave the ground for exacerbating tensions in the region and strengthening the terrorist front.
“An obvious trend is witnessed to boost the terrorists’ morale and maintain their controlled areas by the US through its attacks on the Syrian army positions which is a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and the UN Charter,” Shamkhani said.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi warned Washington against taking actions in Syria without coordination with the Damascus government.
“The US should avoid acting arbitrarily against the international rules and regulations in Syria,” Araqchi told reporters.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister underlined that Iran is acting in coordination with the Syrian government.
Araqchi, meantime, hailed the efforts by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and called for continuation of the international body’s approach towards complete annihilation of chemical weapons across the world.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister expressed concern over access of terrorist groups to chemical weapons, adding that OPCW is in charge of preventing terrorists’ access to such weapons.
Iran supports OPCW action for finding the realities behind use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups in Syria and Tehran has close consultations with Damascus in this regard, he noted.