BELGRADE – Moscow says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s point man on Syria has delivered a “confidential” letter penned by the Russian head of state to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Press TV reported.
“I can confirm the submission of the Russian president’s letter to his Iranian counterpart but cannot reveal its details,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi had earlier said that Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, who recently visited Iran, carried a message from President Putin to “Iranian political leaders.”
Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency said Peskov had confirmed the delivery of the message in the form of a letter.
Lavrentiev met with President Rouhani in Tehran on Saturday.
Russia, a Syria ally, has been providing military assistance to Damascus in its battle against foreign-backed terrorism. Iran, also an ally of Damascus, has been lending advisory support to the Syrian counterterrorism push.