Brahimi in Iran for talks on Syria

Published: March 16, 2014

Tehran, March 16 (IANS) — UN-Arab League joint special representative to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi arrived here Sunday to hold talks with a number of Iranian high-ranking officials on the Syrian crisis, state media reported.

Brahimi will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to exchange views on the recent developments in Syria, humanitarian aids to the Arab state and the ways to deal with the Syrian issues, Xinhua reported.

Zarif said Sunday that he invited Brahimi to visit Tehran since Iran believes in diplomatic solutions to the crisis in Syria.

Iran supports the ruling party in Syria in its conflict with the opposition groups.

The second-round negotiations of the Geneva II peace conference concluded in mid-February without any tangible results. Even the date for the next round of talks could not be set due to the disagreement between the Syrian government and opposition.

IANS 2014-03-16 21:40:09

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