German minister, in Tehran, urges Iran to push for Syria ceasefire

German minister, in Tehran, urges Iran to push for Syria ceasefire
 

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged the Iranian government during his two-day visit to the Islamic Republic to do what it can to push for a ceasefire in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, supported by Iranian-backed militia and Russian air power, have stepped up an offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, bombing hospitals and damaging water supplies.
"We have of course asked the government to do everything it can to push for a ceasefire," Gabriel told reporters late on Monday after meeting Iranian politicians.
He said he had made... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Reuters
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