The Iranian delegation headed by Jaber Ansari, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, entered Kazakh capital of Astana to attend the 4th round of Syrian peace negotiations. -
According to the embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Astana, the negotiations are scheduled to be held on Wednesday and Thursday (May 3 and 4). Today, some special negotiations are supposed to be done before the main negotiations.
Three rounds of high-level negotiations have already been done in Astana, besides another two rounds of technical negotiations in Tehran and Astana with Iran, Russia, and Turkey as 3 countries guaretnee ceasefire.
Tehran insists that the Syrian nation is the only side that has the right to shape the future of its own country, rejecting foreign intervention with the use of force.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.