Iran not to let unilateral actions impact Vienna talks

Beirut, Nov 12, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran would not let unilateral actions by certain countries effect the outcome of the upcoming Vienna talks on Syrian crisis.

Talking to IRNA before departing Beirut for Muscat, Amir-Abdollahian said that on the third leg of his regional tour in Muscat he will meet Omani officials to discuss issues of mutual interest and regional developments in Syria, Yemen and Palestine.

Speaking to Lebanon’s al Mayadeen TV Amir-Abdollahian has expressed uncertainties about the presence of Iran in the upcoming international talks on the crisis in Syria.

Reuters quoted the Iranian diplomat as saying that Iran’s participation in the next ministerial meeting in Vienna would depend on Washington’s answers about some unilateral actions taken by the parties attending the talks without consulting others.

Amir-Abdollahian reiterated that during the past week certain countries, including US are taking unilateral steps in order to impose their ideas at the upcoming Vienna summit.

Amir-Abdollahian left the Lebanese capital for Muscat early Thursday.

He said he will hold talks with Omani officials on issues of mutual interest and regional developments, including Syria, Yemen and Palestine.

Amir-Abdollahian noted he would probably travel to Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on the forth leg of his regional tour.

Upon arrival in Beirut on early Wednesday at the International Airport, Amir-Abdollahian was warmly welcomed by a number of senior Lebanese officials and Iran’s Chargé d’Affaires, Mohammad Sadiq Fazli.

Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali is in Tehran.

Amir-Abdollahian held talks with the Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri and some other senior Lebanese officials on issues of mutual interest and regional developments, particularly the Syrian crisis.

Iranian deputy foreign minister visited Moscow on Tuesday before departing for Beirut.