Russia-Turkey-Iran co-operation must continue until war ends - Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said co-operation between Russia, Turkey and Iran must continue in Syria until the civil war there ends, according to Russian news website Sputnik.

“This cooperation is needed now as it was in the past and should strengthen and continue until the decisive victory of the Syrian people over terrorists.” it quoted Rouhani as saying.

“One of the issues that President (Vladimir) Putin and I discussed in phone talks today … was that he felt the need to hold in the near future a summit of the heads of the three states on regional issues and on Syria.”

Rouhani said he expected all parties to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria.