"The Iranian talks have shown that a conflict can be solved as long as Washington and Moscow are at the negotiating table. This approach should be applied in the case of Syria… The conflict should at least be brought to a lasting ceasefire. The key to this is in Washington and Moscow, but also in Tehran," Gabriel said in a televised parliamentary speech.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner stressed that blame games and weapon deliveries from both Russia and Washington to conflicting sides in Syria stood in the way of finding a solution to the ongoing migrant crisis.
Washington has recently accused Moscow of escalating the crisis by supplying the embattled Syrian government with arms, in what Russia says is its contractual obligations under outstanding arms trade deals. The United States has meanwhile pledged air support and aid to anti-government rebels.