Iran, Russia and Turkey will establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire in Syria, preventany provocations and determine exactly how the ceasefire will work, the three nations said in a joint statement.
Concluding the Syria talks in Astana, Tehran, Moscow and Ankara also said they supported the willingness of the armed opposition groups to participate in the next round of negotiations to be held in Geneva on Feb. 8 and the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254.
It was not immediately clear whether Syrian opposition or the Damascus government backed the communique.
Syrian opposition unhappy
A member of the rebel delegation Osama Abu Zeid speaks to the media at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 24, 2017. AFP
Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush (C) of the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group attends the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. afp