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Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet UN envoy on Syria

AP  |  Geneva 

High-level diplomats from Iran, and were meeting Tuesday with the UN for about creating a committee to revise the war-battered country's constitution.

The talks in under UN come amid concerns that he and other UN officials have expressed about a looming battle for northern province the last remaining rebel stronghold in after 7 years of war that is now home to some 3 million civilians.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a for Iran's foreign minister, said a "good result" could emerge from the talks.

Asked whether shared concerns about a possible humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, Jaberi Ansari replied: "We are worried too. We we are trying to avoid this." Russian Vladimir Putin's for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, declined to answer a question on his way into the talks about whether would stop its airstrikes.

De Mistura met informally with members of the three delegations on Monday.

The talks are set to focus on creating a constitutional committee under Syria's Russian- and Iranian-backed government. Russia, and have been working together as "guarantors" for a series of talks around ending Syria's war. has taken in 3.5 million refugees from its neighbour.

On Monday, airstrikes on and provinces forced some people to flee their homes, according to the Britain-based for Human Rights.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 20:05 IST