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Russia, Turkey, Iran back Syrian territorial integrity

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/04/2019
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MOSCOW — Lawmakers from Russia, Iran and Turkey are calling for Syria's territorial integrity to be preserved as remarks from Israel and the United States have renewed long-standing land disputes.

The legislators from parliament foreign affairs committees met Wednesday in Moscow for a special session on Syria.

Russian state news agency RIA-Novosti quoted Iranian parliament member Heshmatollah Falahatpishe as saying the discussion "was a good beginning."

Falahatpishe continued: "We confirmed the necessity of preserving the territorial integrity of Syria, especially regarding the Golan Heights."

President Donald Trump last month signed a decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed during a 1967 war.

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