Iran opposes any agreement leading to Syria’s disintegration

Tehran, July 15 (IANS) Iran’s Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Saturday that his country was against any agreement that could lead to Syria’s disintegration.

Shamkhani made his remarks during a meeting with Russian Special Envoy for Syrian Affairs Alexander Lavrentiev. “No agreement should undermine the irrevocable principle or lead to Syria’s disintegration,” Efe news quoted him as saying.

The Iranian official said that the “Zionist regime” establishes deep relations with extremist groups and their allies to use them as tools to keep Israel’s borders secure and continue repression of the Palestinian people.

“Experience has shown that such elements are not committed to any treaty and agreement and will use any chance to kill innocent people and follow up their inhuman goals,” he said.

Shamkhani praised the Syrian peace talks in Astana, noting that the “trilateral diplomatic initiative” and “these talks had proved a successful method to put an end to regional crises through using “local capacities”.

During the meeting, Lavrentiev presented a report on the agreement reached between Russia, the US and Jordan regarding the ceasefire in southern Syria.

The Russian representative hailed the “decisive role” played by Iran, Russia and Syria in the fight against terrorism.

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