Iran Truly Working for Peace: FM Zarif
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Iran, unlike Saudi Arabia, is truly fighting against terrorism and working for peace.
“No need for empty words or gimmicks--including glowing orbs--when you’re busy actually working for peace and against terror,” Zarif, who is in Sochi, Russia, wrote in a message posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
He accompanied President Hassan Rouhani in his trip to the Russian city to attend the tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Turkey.
“In Sochi with President Rouhani & Chief of Staff Bagheri at a historic summit with our counterparts from Russia and Turkey to help Syrian people finally secure a just and lasting peace. Moving in the right direction,” the Iranian top diplomat added.
“Working with Turkish & Russian counterparts to build on ceasefire we achieved in Syria & preparing for inclusive dialog among Syrians. Irony is KSA accuses Iran of destabilization, while itself fuels terrorists, wages war on Yemen, blockades Qatar & foments crisis in Lebanon.”
Rouhani, and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held the meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on the Syria crisis.
Speaking at a press conference after the session, Rouhani said the three heads of state discussed holding an all-Syrian congress, which will see representatives from all sides in Sochi to exchange views on the fate of the country and pave the way for the drafting of a new constitution and elections.
Iran, Russia and Turkey invite all countries to help peace in the Middle East region, including in Syria, contribute to the reconstruction of Syria and return of refugees to their homes, he added.