Iran, China Discuss Situation in Syria, Reiterate Support for Its Sovereignty

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian and Chinese diplomatic delegations discussed the most recent developments in Syria, and called for the protection of the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the wake of a US plan to create a so-called safe zone in northeast Syria.

Iran, China Discuss Situation in Syria, Reiterate Support for Its Sovereignty

Ali Asghar Khaji, a senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister in special political affairs, held talks with the Chinese government's special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan, in Tehran on Sunday.

The two sides discussed the latest political, on-the-ground, and international developments related to Syria in the meeting.

They also pointed to certain measures by the Americans regarding northeastern Syria, and emphasized the need for Syria’s unity and territorial integrity and for the continued fight against terrorism as a global threat.

Xiaoyan and Khaji emphasized the need for Syria’s unity and territorial integrity and for the continued fight against terrorism as a global threat, given the recent measures taken by the US in northeastern Syria.

The Iranian and Chinese diplomats further discussed the latest status of formation of Syria’s constitutional committee, the necessity for the return of the displaced persons to Syria, a prisoner swap working group, reconstruction plans in the Arab country, and the developments in Idlib and northeast Syria.

They also stressed the necessity for constant consultations between Tehran and Beijing.

Earlier this month, the US and Turkey agreed to establish a joint operations center in order to coordinate and manage the setting up of a safe zone in northern Syria.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the US plan for the so-called safe zone as a provocative measure in contravention of the UN Charter.

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