Iranian deputy FM heads to Russia for Syria talks

An Iranian deputy foreign minister has headed to Moscow for an official visit aimed at discussing the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Syria crisis, with Russian officials.

On Sunday, Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian left Tehran for the Russian capital, Moscow, where he will exchange views on ways to resolve the deadly turmoil in Syria with high-ranking Russian officials.

During his stay, the Iranian diplomat is scheduled to meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also President Vladimir Putin’s Middle East envoy.

Amir-Abdollahian and Bogdanov have in turns been hosting bilateral meetings on Syria since the outbreak of the foreign-sponsored crisis in the Arab state in March 2011.

Statistics released by the United Nations show more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the turmoil in Syria. The world body has recently warned that over nine million people in Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

By Press TV


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