November 1, 2017 / 4:50 PM / a year ago

Iran's Rouhani: Tehran-Moscow cooperation needed to restore peace in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting of the Social Council of Iran, in Tehran, Iran, October 31, 2017. via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran and Russia needed to cooperate to restore stability in Syria and the region.

“Cooperation between Tehran and Moscow is a must to bring stability and peace to Syria ... It is also necessary to fight against regional terrorism,” Rouhani said in a televised joint press conference with his visiting counterparts from Russia and Azerbaijan.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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