Iran says backs Russian push for Syria talks in Moscow: TASS

December 17, 2014 12:34 PM

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Iran says backs Russian push for Syria talks in Moscow: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tehran backs Russia's efforts to host a new round of peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow.

Russia and Iran have sided with President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict in Syria, where three years of fighting has killed some 200,000 people, while the West backs some of the rebel groups seeking to oust him.

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