December 20, 2016 / 11:52 AM / 8 months ago

Iran, Russia and Turkey start search for Syria resolution - Zarif

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif speak while entering a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, December 20, 2016.Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey have started the process of finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a meeting of the three countries' foreign ministers in Moscow on Tuesday.

At a separate meeting in Moscow of defence ministers from the same three countries, Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan praised military co-operation between Ankara and Moscow in Syria.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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