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RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV TO HOLD TALKS WITH IRANIAN, SYRIAN COUNTERPARTS

MOSCOW, Russia, Apr 13 (NNN-XINHUA) - Foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran - Sergei Lavrov, Walid Muallem and Javad Zarif - will hold a trilateral meeting in Moscow on Friday (tomorrow), Russia's TASS news agency reported, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, as saying.

"On Friday, a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran will take place in Moscow," Zakharova said, noting that military and political situations in Syria would be the talks' focus.

The ministers "will discuss measures needed, to coordinate trilateral steps, so as not to let the situation aggravate, and the efforts for a political settlement in Syria be derailed, amid the US' armed aggression against Damascus," she said.

The Russian, Syrian and Iranian top diplomats, held the previous trilateral meeting on Oct 28, 2016.

Lavrov and Muallem are also expected to hold bilateral talks. On Apr 13-15, Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem is due to pay a visit to Russia, at the invitation of Lavrov, she added.

"During the talks, the two ministers will discuss the situation in Syria, which has been attacked and is being attacked by terrorists, along with added armed aggression of the United States," Zakharova said.

The top diplomats "will consider possible future steps to minimise repercussions of this rudest violation of international law, for peace and security both in the world and the region."

On Apr 7, following an order from US President, Donald Trump, the US armed forces fired a total of 59 Tomahawk subsonic cruise missiles, on a military airfield in Syria's Homs Governorate.

The strike came as a response to the suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Khan-Sheikhoun in Syria's Idlib region, on Apr 4, and targeted what Washington claims, was a starting location for the attack.

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, on that day, the Syrian air force bombarded shops, where the militants produced ammunition with poisonous substances, what had been supplied to Iraq and used in Aleppo.-- NNN-XINHUA

Source: NAM News Network