Turkish, Iranian, Russian FMs discuss Syrian crisis in Moscow

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"If there is any country to be held accountable for its destructive role in the region, that is the government of USA", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the joint presser with his Turkish and Russian counterparts.

Then, Çavuşoğlu met with his Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and talked about "Turkey-Russia relations and exchanged views on the situation in Syria".

The joint attack on April 14 targeted suspected chemical weapons infrastructure following an alleged gas attack by government forces on the formerly rebel-held town of Douma, outside Damascus.

The incident created a rift between Russian Federation and Iran, who support Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and condemned the strikes, and Turkey, which supports rebel groups said the response was an appropriate response to a "massacre".

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted it's important to work with the United Nations to ensure the legitimacy of a political solution in Syria, as any military solution would be illegal and unsustainable. Cavusoglu added that the three states need to work together to help the Syrian people resolve the crisis in their country.

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No casualties were reported in the attacks and Russian Federation was warned before the missiles were launced.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Lavrov and Zarif will also discuss the situation around Iran nuclear deal after the United States and France threatened to scrap it, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Thursday.

Lavrov said they "set back efforts to promote the political process" and Zarif criticised Washington's "destructive role". "We try to avoid direct frictions and tensions". He said Saturday's meeting would discuss "what further steps can be taken".

Ankara has called for Assad's removal throughout the war, but has worked increasingly closely with Moscow and Tehran in recent months in an attempt to find a solution to the conflict.

Putin hosted a summit on Syria with the Iranian and Turkish presidents in November.

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