Lavrov said during a press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Laudrian in Paris today;
" We agreed on the need for political settlement of the crisis in Syria on the basis of UN Security Council resolution 2254."
Resolution 2254 states that the Syrians who have the right to determine the future of their own country without any outside interference and that the terrorist organizations are outside any political process.
Lavrov said that Russia agrees with the rest of the Guarantor States within the framework of Astana's course "Iran and Turkey" on the need for political settlement of the crisis in Syria based on the outcomes of the Syrian-Syrian national dialogue conference held in Sochi and UN Security Council resolutions, in particular resolution 2254.
On the nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, Lavrov said that the positions of Moscow and Paris united on this issue and urge all parties to the agreement to participate in the formulation of formulas to prevent its abolition after the United States out of it unilaterally.
Lavrov called on Western countries to send a strong message to Ukraine, warning them of the consequences of continuing provocations, adding that Moscow saw no need for any mediation in resolving the crisis of the Kerch Straits.