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Russia: Iran's deputy FM expresses optimism over new Syria peace talks01:36

Russia: Iran's deputy FM expresses optimism over new Syria peace talks

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 28, 2016 at 13:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian expressed his optimism regarding the fresh Syria peace talks that kick off in Geneva on Friday during a press conference in Moscow on Friday. The statement was made after he met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in the Russian capital earlier on Friday.

Iran and Russia "are optimistic in about the Syrian negotiations which begin in Geneva on Friday," said Amir-Abdollahian. He also said that the two nations "have similar positions on many issues regarding the Middle East" and "have a common position on the situation in Syria." He went further, asserting that Tehran and Moscow "will support Syria before the threats that it faces [arise]."

The Iranian diplomat also spoke on the "developing" ties between the countries, describing them as "progressive and privileged."

Russia: Iran's deputy FM expresses optimism over new Syria peace talks01:36
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian expressed his optimism regarding the fresh Syria peace talks that kick off in Geneva on Friday during a press conference in Moscow on Friday. The statement was made after he met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in the Russian capital earlier on Friday.

Iran and Russia "are optimistic in about the Syrian negotiations which begin in Geneva on Friday," said Amir-Abdollahian. He also said that the two nations "have similar positions on many issues regarding the Middle East" and "have a common position on the situation in Syria." He went further, asserting that Tehran and Moscow "will support Syria before the threats that it faces [arise]."

The Iranian diplomat also spoke on the "developing" ties between the countries, describing them as "progressive and privileged."

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