Iran to host expert meeting on Syria
Moscow, Aug 4, An expert meeting on Syria talks will be held with the attendance of representatives from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Tehran, within days, Russian media reported.
According to Sputnik News Agency, Iran, Russia and Turkey military experts are scheduled to hold meetings on Syria conditions on August 8-9.
Iran, Russia and Turkey are the three guarantors of peace in Syria.
Five rounds of Astana talks have so far been held with the attendance of the three countries delegations, UN representatives, Syrian government, oppositions and observers in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The first round of multilateral Astana talks was attended by the Syrian government's representatives as well as dissident groups on January 23-24.
The second round of the Astana talks took place on February 15-16 with the participants agreeing to set up a ceasefire monitoring group assigned by Iran, Russia and Turkey, that would report to the United Nations.
The third meeting involving the Iranian, Russian and Turkish and the UN delegations was held on March 14-15 while the US and Jordan participated as observers.
In the fourth round of talks, the participating countries and warring sides agreed to create four de-escalation zones in Idlib province, in northern parts of Homs, in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus and in the south of the country.
During the fifth round of Astana talks which was held on July 4-5, participants reached an agreement on formation of a Committee of National Reconciliation to halt the Syrian crisis.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency