Media outlets: Syrian President holds talks in Damascus with Iranian FM
A meeting between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi is held in Damascus on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday with reference to the Syrian news agency SANA.
The details are not disclosed yet.
Salehi arrived in Damascus from Cairo, where he attended a meeting of "Islamic quartet" on Syria (Egypt, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia) on Monday, which took place without the participation of Saudi Foreign Minister, and held talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
The key topic of Salehi's talks with the Syrian leadership will be seeking "ways to solve the Syrian crisis by political means", according to the independent Syrian newspaper "Al-Watan".
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for a year and half.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000.
More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.