TEHRAN, April 11, YJC - Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano has discussed the situation in Syria in a telephone phone call with his Iranian counterpart.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -
Italy's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad- Javad Zarif repeated Tehran's condemnation of the "unacceptable use of chemical weapons" in a Syrian town last week.
The statement says Alfano urged Iran to use its influence with the Syrian government "to avoid new attacks, completely eliminate chemical weapons and assure a cease-fire."
According to Italy's ministry, the two men agreed to continue their conversation with "a common goal of preventing an escalation of violence" and relaunching a political process for stabilizing Syria.
Diplomats from the Mideast, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, are scheduled to discuss Syria on the sidelines of the G-7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy on Tuesday, AP reported.