Iran's foreign minister arrives in Damascus for talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, to hold talks with the country's officials on the Syrian crisis, Press TV reported.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.
Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are behind the unrest while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the violence.
Syrian activists say nearly 5,000 people were killed in August, the highest monthly total since the crisis began in March 2011 - bringing the overall death toll from the conflict to some 23,000.
Salehi who was in Cairo from Monday to take part in the Cairo quartet meeting (Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt) for solving the Syrian crisis earlier discussed regional and international issues as well as bilateral ties with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.