Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani to meet on Syria in Tehran soon – top adviser to Iran’s Khamenei
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, are to meet in Tehran to discuss Syria, senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says. Khamenei’s top adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, met the Russian leader on Thursday in Moscow. He delivered messages from Khamenei and from President Hassan Rouhani to Putin. During the “constructive, clear and friendly” two-hour dialogue, the two discussed Iranian-Russian cooperation, including in Syria. “Putin said that he will go to Tehran soon to take part in [Turkey-Iran-Russia] meeting on Syria,” the aide said. The latest trilateral talks on the crisis in the Arab Republic were hosted by Turkey in April.