With the aim of being as cooperative as possible during the Geneva Talks, Turkey, Russia and Iran first came together in Astana and then in Sochi, bringing their positions closer together.
Iraq is the second largest crude oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after Saudi Arabia, and holds the world's fifth largest proven crude oil reserves after Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Iran, according to the U.
he Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who was detained by the US last year on charges of violating the US imposed sanctions against Iran, has been exonerated from facing trial by the US District Judge Richard Berman on Monday.
n Monday Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that the Iran-backed Hezbollah must stop interfering in the affairs of neighboring countries, and accept a "neutral" policy in order to bring an end to Lebanon’s political crisis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Putin and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani agreed on gathering a congress of Syrian groups to advance a political solution for Syria during a meeting held in Russia's Sochi on last Wednesday, November 22.
efore a trilateral meeting, Putin acknowledged his Turkish and Iranian counterparts’ support in preventing the Syria's disintegration.
Not a year had passed since Hariri’s government got a vote of confidence from the parliament when he made his resignation speech in which he blamed Iran's "meddling" in the country and its powerful Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah movement for his decision, adding that he feared an assassination attempt.
” Zarrab, who was arrested last year on alleged fraud and Iran sanctions-related charges, has been in jail in the U.
Hezbollah is closely associated with Iran and has thousands of militants fighting in Syria on behalf of the Iranian administration.
Hariri cited Iranian meddling in Lebanese internal affairs as reason for his resignation, which drew a strong reaction from Iran and Lebanese pro-Iran militia group, Hezbollah.