Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fight against terrorism should continue and the warring sides should return to peaceful reconciliation. (Sputnik)
Lavrov said that Moscow and Tehran support Syria's sovereignty, the fight against terrorism and the restoration of the country's economy.
Moscow, Tehran and Damascus agree that the Syrian peaceful settlement has no alternatives.
He said that neither Russian, nor Syrian warplanes have been conducting operations in Syria's Aleppo for ten days. Lavrov said that Russia hoped that the humanitarian pause in Aleppo would be used by the United States to separate terrorists from Syrian rebels.
Lavrov also said that Moscow urges the UN not to listen to the "hysterical campaign of lies" on the situation in Aleppo.
Lavrov said that some "foreign players" use the Syrian conflict to achieve own goals. The foreign minister commented on the operation to retake Mosul from Daesh, saying that both Russia and Iraq are interested to take measures to stop militants from fleeing to Syria from the Iraqi city. Read the full story here.