0615 GMT August 18, 2018
"Moscow, Ankara and Tehran do not have hundred percent same goals in Syria. Each country may have different approaches to the situation in Syria. However, the trio have full understanding on countering terrorism and preserving Syria's territorial integrity," Lavrov told the Russian Upper House of Parliament on Friday, Anadolu News Agency reported.
He said three countries managed to realize each other’s interests. "These common interests provide consistent and effective work on the Astana format," he said.
Russia, Turkey and Iran are the guarantor states that brokered a cease-fire in Syria in December 2016, leading to the Astana peace talks.
About the dialogue with the US, Lavrov said Russia is open to "constructive" joint work with Washington.
"Unfortunately, we do not see any progress from the US administration," he said.
Lavrov added Russia does not look for "deepening" confrontation, adding: "But, of course, we will continue to respond to any unfriendly steps in accordance with the principle of reciprocity."