MADRID, Dec. 11 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Russia, Turkey and Iran have expressed concern on Wednesday about the growing presence of terrorist groups in the Syrian province of Idlib, the last one under the control of the rebels, at the end of talks held in Nursultán, the capital of Kazakhstan.
In a joint statement, they have expressed their “serious concern about the growing presence of terrorists from Hayat Tahrir al Sham (former Front of Nusra, once a subsidiary of Al Qaeda in Syria) and other terrorist groups, which pose a threat to civilians within and outside the scaling zone
In this regard, they have committed themselves to coordinate actions to eliminate militiamen and have highlighted the “need to establish calm on the ground.” They have also rejected attempts to create “new realities on the ground, including illegitimate self-government initiatives.”
The next round of talks within the so-called Astana format will take place next March in the capital of Kazakhstan, according to the statement.