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Iran Hopes To Agree With Russia And Turkey On Syrian Constitution Forum

File Photo:TURKEY -- Iranian Foreigner Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is pictured during a joint press conference with Turkish and Azeri counterparts in Istanbul, October 30, 2018
GENEVA, Dec 18 (Reuters)

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he hoped to reach an agreement on Tuesday with Russia and Turkey on the composition of a new Constitutional Committee in Syria.

Zarif, arriving at the United Nations in Geneva for talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Sergei Lavrov and Mehmet Cavusoglu, hosted by U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, was asked whether he expected a deal to be reached. "I hope so," Zarif told reporters.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Kevin Liffey)