Ankara must comply with the Sochi accords on Syria and talks on resolving the conflict in the region cannot be refused, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. transmits IRNA agency.
“We should not refuse Sochi agreements and process. I really want the Turkish government to respect the agreements that we have jointly concluded, ”Rouhani said.
He noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “openly emphasized at all meetings [готовность выполнить] two conditions. ” “The first is that the entire territory of Syria should be under the control of official Damascus. Secondly, it is necessary to continue the fight against terrorists, ”Rouhani said.
The agreement reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Erdogan in Sochi in autumn 2018 provided for the creation of a de-escalation zone in the Syrian province of Idlib. In addition, a ceasefire zone was to appear along the perimeter of the territory beyond the control of the Syrian government.
In February, the situation in Idlib escalated: Ankara blamed official Damascus and Moscow in the breakdown of the agreement. According to Turkey, the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, together with the Russian military, are attacking local residents. Russia in turn denied charges and stated that Ankara did not fulfill its promises. Under the Sochi agreements, she pledged to ensure the termination of terrorist activities in the province, but their attacks in it continue, declared in the Kremlin.