September 13, 2019 / 1:39 PM / 5 days ago

Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's Idlib at Monday summit: Kremlin

Road direction signs are pictured at the entrance enroute to Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the difficult situation in Syria’s Idlib province when they meet in Ankara early next week for a summit, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin aide, said on Friday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are due to hold talks on Syria in Ankara on Monday.

Russia has asked Iran to refrain from any action that could jeopardize saving its troubled nuclear pact after Washington pulled out if it, Ushakov added.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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