Russia,Turkey & Iran call for a political settlement of Syrian conflict

Russia,Turkey and Iran at their talks in Tehran have called for a political settlement of the Syrian conflict.

A joint statement issued after a trilateral summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin in Tehran today.

They emphasized their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and highlighted that these should be respected by all."

The leaders "rejected all attempts to create new realities on the ground under the pretext of combating terrorism," while expressing determination to stand against separatist agendas aimed at undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and national security of neighboring countries.

The joint statement said that the three leaders also highlighted the "need to create conditions for the safe and voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their original places of residence in Syria."

Russia, Iran, and Turkey also called for the United Nations and its humanitarian agencies to help Syria by providing additional humanitarian aid.

Source: Radio Pakistan