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French envoy urges diplomacy with Iran, Russia on Syria

Tehran, French ambassador to Washington called on the US and Europe to try to resolve Syria's crisis in coordination with Iran and Russia.

Speaking at the Atlantic Council on Thursday, Gerard Araud said that the US and its European allies should discuss the possibility of a political transition in Syria with the aim of ending the seven-year crisis in the country.

He said, The goal of the West should be political engagement with Russia, Turkey, [and] Iran with a view of political transition.

The comments on boosting diplomacy with Iran and Russia comes a few days after the US President Donald Trump threatened Russia that it should be ready for the missiles that Washington will fire at Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. He has blamed the alleged strike on Syria. Speaking at the Atlantic Council on Thursday, Gerard Araud said that the US and its European allies should discuss the possibility of a political transition in Syria with the aim of ending the seven-year crisis in the country.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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