During the first few hours before the start of the Turkish regime of its new aggression on Syrian territory, a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stressed during the first the need to respect the sovereignty, unity and safety of Syria and not to endanger efforts to resolve the crisis, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Erdogan to “reconsider” the decision of the aggressive operation, and stressed that the security of the Syrian-Turkish border, is through the deployment of Syrian Arab Army forces in the border region.
A few hours before Erdogan launched an attack on the eastern Euphrates region, the Kremlin said in a statement that Putin and Erdogan had made a phone call on the initiative of the Turkish side, where they continued during the call «exchange of views on the Syrian issue taking into account the agreements reached in Ankara during the The month of September during a meeting of the leaders of the guarantors of the process of «Astana», according to the website «Russia Today».
The statement said that «Putin called on the Turkish partners, under the plans announced by Turkey on the implementation of a military operation in northeastern Syria, to carefully assess the situation in order to prevent damage to joint efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis».
The Kremlin said, however: “Both sides pointed to the importance of ensuring the unity of Syria and its territorial integrity and respect for its sovereignty.”
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed during a press conference with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tlopardi in Nur Sultan yesterday, according to the SANA news agency, that he discussed the process of settling the crisis in Syria and pushing it forward within the framework of the Astana formula through dialogue, pointing to Russia will do everything in its power to support the work of the current constitutional debate committee.
Lavrov pointed out that Washington’s actions in Syria are unjustified and its illegal presence in Syria must be ended.
On the situation in the Syrian island, he said: «Our position stems from the need to resolve problems in Syria through dialogue between the central authority in Damascus and representatives of the Kurds, who are a traditional population of this land».
“Yesterday we heard statements from Damascus officials and representatives of the Kurds in which they affirmed their readiness for dialogue, and we will do our utmost to launch such substantive talks, and we hope that all outside players will support them,” Lavrov said.
In the same vein, Lavrov criticized the US position towards Syria, calling it “very contradictory.”
“They (the Kurds) are very worried because such a lenient approach to a very sensitive subject could provoke the whole region, and that should be avoided at all costs,” Lavrov said. We put this view on the American side, and I hope they will hear us. “But in practice, we don’t see significant changes in their inconsistent, inconsistent policies.”
In Tehran, the Iranian president, in press statements after a cabinet meeting, according to «Anatolia», demanded Ankara to «reconsider» the decision of the aggressive military operation, indicating that this option will not benefit Turkey, Syria and the region.
Rouhani stressed, according to «Russia today», that the security of the northern Syrian and southern Turkish borders, is through the deployment of Syrian army forces, calling on the Syrian Kurds to participate and presence alongside the army and the Syrian government, stressing the need for the withdrawal of the US military from there.

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

Rouhani stresses the need to ensure border security through the deployment of the Syrian army ..

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