Russia, Turkey, Iran close to Syria de-escalation zones deal

Published: 8:50 PM, September 14, 2017
Updated: 9:10 PM, September 14, 2017

ASTANA - Russia, Turkey and Iran are close to finalizing an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria, a senior Russian negotiator said on Thursday.

The three sides are discussing details of the agreement at meetings in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Alexander Lavrentyev, who leads the Russian delegation, told reporters. REUTERS