Syria’s foreign minister arrives in ally Iran

TEHRAN: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem arrived on Saturday in ally Tehran for talks likely to focus on the conflict ravaging his country, Iranian media said.

Muallem was due to meet his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi and the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, Mehr news agency reported.

His visit comes after a week of intense international diplomacy aimed at ending the nearly two-year conflict in Syria that the United Nations says has killed at least 70,000 people and is tearing the country apart.

By The Daily Star


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