Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria, says a joint statement made by the three countries following talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana. The document was read out by Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov. Russia, Iran and Turkey see Astana as efficient platform for the Syrian talks, TASS reports.

Russia, Iran and Turkey are committed to the principles of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and believe that there is no military solution to the conflict in that country, the statement said.

“Russia, Turkey and Iran reaffirm their commitment to the sovereignty, independence and unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic,” he said. “They express their conviction that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that it can only be solved through a political process based on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.”

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