The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has praised 'intensive responsible diplomacy' in relation to Syria's Idlib, saying diplomacy may have averted war in Idlib.


Iran/ According to an Iran Press report, Zarif tweeted on Tuesday: "Intensive responsible diplomacy over the last few weeks-pursued in my visits to Ankara & Damascus, followed by the Iran-Russia-Turkey Summit in Tehran and the meeting (in) Sochi-is succeeding to avert war in #Idlib with a firm commitment to fight extremist terror. Diplomacy works".

The Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan  met at a bilateral summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday.

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The two leaders came up with a joint Russian-Turkish plan to set up a demilitarised zone as a buffer between the Syrian army and the militants in Idlib.

Also on 7 September 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin along with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a trilateral meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran to track the political process of the Syrian crisis, on the eve of the liberation of Idlib as one of the last areas under the control of terrorists in Syria.

During a trilateral summit, the leaders discussed joint efforts as part of the Astana process and political efforts for finding a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict.

The Third summit came as the Syrian army is preparing for an attack on Idlib, the last stronghold of terrorists in the north.

The first of the trilateral summits was held last year in Russia's Black Sea city Sochi on 22 November.


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