Iran has supported the deal between Russia and the US to bring about a truce in Syria,which would commence with the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always welcomed the establishment of ceasefire in Syria and easier access to the humanitarian aid for the whole people of the country,”Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said
According to the truce, all attacks and airstrikes will be stopped and unobstructed access will be allowed to besieged areas, including the city of Aleppo.
Qasemi stressed that a lasting ceasefire will require a comprehensive mechanism to monitor the situation and control the borders in order to prevent the inflow of new fighters, arms or financial resources into Syria and the pause in the fighting should not give the terrorist groups the opportunity to replenish forces.
On Sunday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said that Tehran welcomes the cease-fire in Syria and the peace plan to stop deterioration of humanitarian situation.
The Islamic republic believes that the Syrian crisis has no military solution and this issue should be resolved through political means, Ansari said.
The US and Russia on Saturday announced a landmark agreement on a nationwide cease-fire in Syria, which would commence with the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.