Russian, Turkish, and Iranian Presidents To Meet in Tehran Next Week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran next week to hold trilateral talks with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ebrahim Raisi as part of the so-called Astana format of talks related to Syria.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peshkov in a press conference on Tuesday said Putin’s travel to Iran is being prepared, and in addition to trilateral meetings, Putin will also hold bilateral talks with Erdogan and Raisi.

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have held multiple rounds of talks in the Kazakhstan capital city, Astana as part of efforts to end the civil war in Syria.

Though Iran and Russia support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime, Turkey has repeatedly shown strong opposition and time and again called for his removal, labeling Bashar al-Assad as the main obstacle to the peace in the war-hit country.

Regarding resumption of peace talks between Russian and Ukraine negotiators, Peskov said that the resumption of talks is out of the question at the moment.

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