Russia, Turkey, Iran sign pact on safe zones in Syria

 04 May 2017 - 15:40

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign pact on safe zones in Syria
Internally displaced Syrian children who fled Raqqa city, play inside a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

AFP

Astana, Kazakhstan: Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey on Thursday signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria. 

An AFP reporter at peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana saw the heads of the delegations -- who represent the three countries sponsoring the negotiations -- sign the document.