18 Dec 2018 20:31

Iran for political settlement of Syrian conflict - Zarif

GENEVA. Dec 18 (Interfax) - Tehran stands for political settlement of the Syrian conflict, and the establishment of a constitutional committee will be a key element in this regard, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday.

"In Geneva alongside Russian & Turkish counterparts to move fwd on a constitutional committee to resolve #Syria crisis," Zarif wrote on Twitter, posting photos on his page with himself together with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Tehran "always insisted on a political solution led and owned by Syrians," Zarif said.

"West has now been compelled to accept this. But it needs to facilitate; not dictate," he added.

Foreign ministers of the Astana guarantor countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey) held talks in Geneva on Tuesday.