The French president emphasized the influential role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in the Arab state without the Islamic Republic.
The Syrian government has welcomed an agreement on implementing lasting ceasefire in a de-escalation zone in the conflict-plagued Arab country, stressing such a consensus does not grant Turkish military forces authorization to stay in Syria.
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to deploy observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region, which is largely controlled by militants, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Syrian President in a recent message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has thanked the country for its role in lifting the siege of Deir ez-Zor city, a terrorist stronghold in eastern Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says despite suffering from foreign-sponsored terrorism for the past seven years, his country is moving steadily towards victory, a day after the Russian military announced that government troops were in control of 85 percent of the whole Syrian territory.
The Russian military says the Syrian government has managed to liberate 85 percent of the country’s territory from the grips of terrorist groups, some two years after Moscow began a counterterrorism campaign in Syria at the official request of Damascus.
Syrian government forces seized a final stretch of highway linking the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor to the capital Damascus on Sunday in further advances against the Daesh terrorist group, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported.