All eyes on Tehran summit ahead of Idlib final assault

Sep 07, 2018, 7:29 AM EDT
(Source: Freedom House/flickr)
(Source: Freedom House/flickr)

The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey are meeting in Tehran to decide the future course of action in war-ravaged Syria, amid concerns that a possible military assault in the rebel-held Idlib could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

The trilateral summit is a means for the three nations, the key “outside players” in Syria’s seven-year-long civil conflict, to secure their own interests after investing heavily militarily and diplomatically in the country, notes Reuters.

The leaders are expected to sign a deal about ongoing military cooperation in Syria, rehabilitation of refugees displaced by the conflict and the action against people detained by the regime during the course of the civil war, reports Al Jazeera.