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    Lavrov to Discuss Syrian Crisis, Inl`l Terrorism With Zarif on Friday

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    Russian and Iranian Foreign Minister will discuss the Syrian crisis, counterrorism issues during the meeting on Friday, Lavrov said at the beginning of the talks.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif will focus on the Syrian crisis during the meeting on Friday, Lavrov said at the beginning of the talks.

    “We will pay much attention to the situation in Syria and around it. Recent developments once again prove that we need to fight terrorism with no compromises, consistently, not succumbing to provocations, of which there are more and more now,” the Russian minister said.

    He also added that Iran and Russia have a common approach to the fight against international terrorism and extremism.

    “Our cooperation in the regional affairs, including on the fights against terrorism and extremism, we have a common approach to that,” Zarif said.

    Lavrov stressed also that the ministers would have a chance to discuss the situation very closely, focusing on all aspects, including the humanitarian issue, fight against terrorism, and re-launch of a negotiations process.

    Zarif and Lavrov are currently holding talks in Moscow, mostly focusing on the Syrian crisis. Later, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem will also join the discussion.

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