Iran has welcomed Tuesday an agreement between Russia and Turkey that averted a Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held province of Idlib.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted: "Diplomacy works." He added that his visits to Turkey and Russia in recent weeks pursued the deal to avert war in Idlib "with a firm commitment to fight extremist terror."
Iran and Russia are the main backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Turkey backs the opposition. The three countries have been mediating over finding a solution for Syria's seven-year conflict.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, also welcomed the agreement, adding that "it is an important and essential step for removing the remaining terrorists in Syria.