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Iran official due in Russia to discuss Mideast

Politics Materials 3 May 2016 22:52
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is set to travel to Moscow to hold talks with Russian officials on the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Syria crisis.
Iran official due in Russia to discuss Mideast

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is set to travel to Moscow to hold talks with Russian officials on the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Syria crisis, Press TV reported.

The top Iranian diplomat is scheduled to set off for Moscow on Wednesday. Amir-Abdollahian will meet Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

The latest situation in Syria and the resumption of UN-brokered Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva will top Amir-Abdollahian's agenda during his state visit.

The latest round of UN-sponsored indirect talks, which began in Geneva on April 13, were brought to a halt after the main foreign-backed opposition group, known as the High Negotiations Committee, walked out of the discussions to protest at what it called the Syrian government's violation of the armistice. A new round of Syria peace talks is likely to resume on May 10.

Amir-Abodollahian's planned visit to Moscow comes one day after the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.

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