Iran’s Zarif to join Vienna conference on Syria

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad-Zarif plans to take part in a Vienna conference scheduled for Friday, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Senior Nuclear Negotiator Abbas Araqchi and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and Asia are accompanying Zarif in the visit.

Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed Syrian issue and the upcoming Vienna negotiations in a phone call.

Foreign ministers of Russia, US and some European and Arab countries are scheduled to take part in the one-day conference in Vienna.