September 18, 2018 / 6:29 AM / a month ago

Iran foreign minister says diplomacy averted war in Syria's Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) - Diplomacy between Iran, Turkey and Russia has succeeded in averting war in Idlib in northwest Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

“Intensive responsible diplomacy over the last few weeks-pursued in my visits to Ankara & Damascus, followed by the Iran-Russia-Turkey Summit in Tehran and the meeting (in) Sochi-is succeeding to avert war in #Idlib with a firm commitment to fight extremist terror. Diplomacy works,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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