Terrorists participation in Geneva talks ‘harmful’



In a phone conversation with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, Iranian Deputy FM Amir Abdollahian criticized the participation of some known terrorist figures in Geneva talks.

Amir Abdollahian criticized the presence of certain known terrorist figures in Geneva talks and their attempts to sit down at the negotiation table, saying their participation will be harmful for the political talks.

The Iranian diplomat deemed positive the efforts made by the UN special envoy for helping with the political resolution of the Syrian crisis, and attached great significance to focusing on Syria peace talks.

Amir Abdollahian stressed the need for further consideration to sending humanitarian aid across Syria, calling for the acceleration of providing assistance to cities of Al-Fu’ah and Kefraya which are still under siege by terrorists.

De Mistura, for his part, extended his appreciation for the Islamic Republic’s efforts in fighting terrorism and backing a political solution to Syrian crisis, saying “the negotiations, despite the existing challenges, will continue by next Tuesday.”

While deeming the process of the peace talks positive, the UN envoy presented the Iranian diplomat with a report on the ongoing negotiations and stressed further efforts by the United nations in sending more humanitarian aid to Syrian people.

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