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Messages exchanged between US, Iran through some other FMs, coordinators

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 26 September 2022 / 11:29

Tehran (ISNA) - In their meeting on the sidelines of the 77th meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mikdad held talks over issues of mutual interest in bilateral ties as well as regional and international matters.

Amir-Abdollahian rejected any foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs and destabilizing moves in West Asia, saying cooperation between the two countries over the past years in fighting against terrorism and extremism and at the same time taking advantage of the format of guarantor countries in the Astana peace talks led to a faster restoration of peace to Syria.

Elsewhere, the top Iranian diplomat spoke about the sanctions removal talks. He said messages are being exchanged between the US and Iran through some other foreign ministers and coordinators, adding that by adopting a rational approach, Iran pursues the path of diplomacy and insists on reaching a lasting deal that would guarantee its economic interests.

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad, for his part, thanked Iran's role in helping restore peace and security to the region and in effectively fighting terrorism. He then said cooperation between Tehran and Damascus continues in the best possible way at both regional and international levels.

Mikdad added that in the current situation, Syria puts emphasis on economic and commercial cooperation in order to deal with the destructive effects of the illegal and coercive actions of the West against the Syrian people.

Other issues discussed by the foreign ministers of Iran and Syria in the meeting were regional developments including the political initiatives of some Arab countries to return Syria to the Arab League, the Palestine situation and international developments like the Ukraine conflict.

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