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Iran, Russia, Turkey vow to preserve Syria’s sovereignty

The guarantor states of the Astana peace process have ended their 11th round of talks in the Kazakh capital, reiterating their strong commitment to Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Iran, Russia and Syria on Thursday also rejected “all desperate attempts” by foreign-backed militant groups to undermine the sovereignty of the Syrian nation, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari called on all foreign forces operating without the permission of Damascus to leave the Arab country.

He also charged the US, Britain, France and Turkey with illegally dispatching troops to Syria and occupying some parts of the country.

Iran, Russia and Syria on Thursday also rejected “all desperate attempts” by foreign-backed militant groups to undermine the sovereignty of the Syrian nation, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari called on all foreign forces operating without the permission of Damascus to leave the Arab country.

He also accused the US, Britain, France and Turkey of illegally dispatching troops to Syria and occupying some parts of the country.

The 10th round of talks within the Astana format took place in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on July 30-31.

The Astana talks have so far resulted in the return of a succession of militant bastions to the government fold, the establishment of safe zones across Syria and the movement of civilians to those regions.

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