19 Feb 2018 18:55

Zarif confirms he discussed with Lavrov situation in Syria's Afrin

MOSCOW. Feb 19 (Interfax) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he has discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the situation in Syria's Afrin, where Turkey is conducting a military operation.

"Yes, we discussed [it]," Zarif said, replying to an Interfax question on Monday.

"As I've said in my statement, we understand apprehension existing due to the United States' reckless policy in Syria, which resulted in serious concerns in the region and which will have a serious long-term impact in Syria in ethnic terms among others," he said.

"But we believe that this policy should not end in an intervention in Syria," the Iranian minister said.