Russian diplomat: Kurds in Syria priority in Russia-Iran summit
A Russian diplomat told Al Mayadeen Net that Russia and US will discuss the Kurdish situation in Syria, and Iran is playing a role in achieving a compromise between parties.
Russia looks forward to discussing with the US the situation of the Kurds in Syria at the beginning of the new year, a senior diplomat in the Russian Foreign Ministry revealed to Al Mayadeen Net.
This comes after Iranian government spokesperson Ali Bahadori Jahromi announced a few days ago that Iranian President Ebrahim Raissi will visit Russia at the beginning of the new year between January and February.
The Russian diplomat stated that the Iranian president's agenda includes the Kurdish issue, with the Iranians seriously taking into account the Turkish concerns about possible terrorist attacks that would harm Turkish interests in light of the ongoing talks between Iran and Turkey.
Iran playing an active role
Iran is playing an active role aiming to achieve a compromise between the Syrian government, the Kurds, and the Turks, which the Russian side is eagerly looking forward to seeing during its upcoming talks with the Iranian presidential delegation, highlighted the diplomat.
In the same context, the Russian foreign ministry diplomat confirmed that the Russian side is not a mediator in this case and is not transferring messages between the Syrians and the US.
Preserve Syria's sovereignty
He also pointed out that the main Russian demand from the US and other sides is to preserve the sovereignty of the Syrian government over the entire Syrian territory, including the Syrian borders with Iraq and Jordan, in light of the firm Russian conviction that the Americans do not intend to withdraw soon from the Al-Tanf base.
Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian diplomat mentioned that talks with the Americans will continue as stated by the White House, and Moscow gave one solution out of two; either a bilateral treaty between Russia and the US, or a multilateral agreement between Russia and NATO, which is very difficult to achieve.