The Minister of foreign Affairs of Syria Walid Muallem, Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif
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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. The theme of the transfer of us military equipment to the border between Syria and Jordan were discussed on April 14, the trilateral talks between the foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran, Sergey Lavrov and Walid Muallem, Mohammad Javad Zarif. In addition, the parties considered the situation around the investigation presumably perfect 4 April chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun Syria’s Idlib province. The Ministers also discussed possible joint steps that need to be aimed at preventing the escalation of tensions in Syria and the breakdown of the political process.
Possible new front
In the trilateral format on Russian-Iranian-Syrian negotiations, the parties discussed the transfer of us military equipment on the border between Syria and Jordan. “This issue is actively promoted in the media, and there are also some reports about the mobilization of forces, that U.S. military equipment was transferred to the southern borders with Jordan – said Muallem. – This question we discussed and confirm you that we have a common procedure against any aggression which might occur in relation to the Syrian territory.”
In a number of Arab media in recent times printed reports about some plans for Jordan, UK, USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia to open a new front against the Syrian army in the South of the country. For this United States, according to the newspaper, already has deployed military equipment on the border with Jordan.
“I saw these messages, I tried to clarify what was going on. We informally given to understand that it is reportedly about to cut the communication lines between the positions of the ISIL (“Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant” – the former name of the IG – approx. TASS) in Syria and Iraq. We will continue to work on this issue, because the fight against terrorism is the only thing that needs to happen in Syria in terms of engagement,” said Lavrov.
At the talks the Ministers also discussed the situation around the investigation of an alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheyhun 4 April this year.