UN Envoy for Syria Due in Tehran Sunday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tehran on Sunday for talks on the latest developments in the crisis-hit Arab country.
During his visit to Iran, de Mistura plans to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and hold consultations on ways to find a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis.
Earlier on Friday, the special envoy had met with Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fathali in Beirut.
According to the UN office in Beirut, during the meeting the Iranian ambassador offered his assessment of the situation in Syria.
“The special envoy was attentive and noted it was important that Iran remain consulted on this and other files in the region,” the envoy's office said in a statement.
His meeting with Fathali was mainly in preparation for de Mistura’s visit to Tehran as part of his tour in the region, including Lebanon where he held talks with several government and party officials.
During his two-day visit to Beirut, the envoy also met with several officials, including Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem.