UN Deputy Secretary-General to visit Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 25 / Trend, N. Umid /
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman will visit Iran today, Fars news agency reported.
Feltman will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in report.
According to the report, regional issues including last developments in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt will be discussed during the visit.
Before joining the United Nations, Feltman served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2009 to June 2012 with the rank of Career Minister. He was previously the United States Ambassador to Lebanon from July 2004 to January 2008.
Iran is closest ally of Syrian government and has dismissed claims accusing the Assad regime of using chemical weapons against militant positions in the suburbs of Damascus.
On Wednesday, the head of the so-called opposition Syrian National Coalition, George Sabra, claimed that 1,300 people were killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.
But the Syrian Army vehemently rejected allegations that it used chemical weapons against militants, saying the accusations were fabricated to distract the visiting team of the UN chemical weapons experts and to cover up militants' losses.