Iranian FM to meet UN envoy to Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
By Umid Niayesh and Saeed Isayev - Trend: Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet the United Nations envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi in Geneva today, the minister himself wrote on his Facebook page on Nov. 7.
The Syrian crisis is scheduled to be discussed during the meeting, Iranian FM wrote, adding that he will inform Brahimi about his negotiations with Turkish officials on the issue.
Commenting on his meeting with French FM Laurent Fabius, Zarif wrote that meeting of the two countries` Foreign Ministers in Paris was the first during the last 6 - 7 years.
He said that, Iranian nuclear program and mutual relations as well as Syrian crisis were the topics of talks.
Zarif also said that the two sides have achieved "practical solutions" on some bilateral issues.
Iranian FM also participated in a "working diner" in "Institut français des relations internationals" (IFRI), at which envoys from leading French companies including Total, Peugeot and Airbus were present.
The Iranian FM left Paris for Geneva Nov. 6 to participate in the new round of P5+1 and Iran nuclear negotiations which are scheduled to be held in Geneva on November 7-8.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany known as the P5+1, held a new round of talks on Tehran's nuclear energy programme in Geneva on October 15 and 16.
Both sides announced that the negotiations were held in a positive atmosphere. Iran submitted a new proposal to the P5+1 during the meetings.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.