While expressing his concern about the recent developments in Iran -West relations, the Russian Foreign Minister said that the tripartite framework reached a preliminary agreement for joining Tehran in the normalization process of Turkey and Syria.

Iran PressMiddle East: During a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, Sergei Lavrov announced that a preliminary agreement was reached by the tripartite framework of Russia, Turkey, and Syria for joining Iran in the framework. 

Sputnik further quoted him as saying: "Russia supports the desire of [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan to normalize relations with [Bashar] Assad [his Syrian counterpart] and is ready to support efforts in this regard. 

The head of the Russian diplomatic service criticized the statements of the US foreign minister regarding the possibility of resorting to the military option against Iran and said: "The West prefers to ignore the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and turn to aggression."

According to this report, Lavrov added: "Russia is concerned about the situation related to Iran, and the West's decision to cancel the talk to revive Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was a big mistake." 

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said  Iran would join the process of normalizing Ankara-Damascus relations. 


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