Iran is working closely with Syria in order to bring calm back to parts of the Arab country that have witnessed renewed violence as a result of increased terrorist activities over the past days, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says.
After losing most of the Syrian territories in their control, militants are now largely concentrated in Eastern Ghouta, an area they have been using to launch mortar attacks on the Syrian capital Damascus.
Syrian government forces have been pounding terrorist positions in the area to retake it and free a large number of civilians trapped there and struggling with malnutrition and lack of basic medical supplies.
Araqchi, who is on a trip to the UK, told Press TV’s London bureau on Thursday that Tehran and Damascus were exploring possible ways to end the deadly clashes.
“We are trying to see how we can de-escalate this new tension and how we can assist people on the ground who are suffering from this conflict,” said the Iranian diplomat.