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Syrian opposition head to meet Iran Foreign Minister: source

German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle (L) and Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, shake hands on the second day of the the 49th Munich Security Conference on February 2, 2013 in Munich, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE

MUNICH, Germany: The head of the Syrian opposition Moaz Alkhatib will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Saturday on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, a diplomatic source told Reuters.

"The talks about Syria are intensifying and the Iranians have been drawn in. Let's see how it all ends," the source said.

Earlier Alkhatib, president of the Syrian National Coalition, met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who invited him to visit Moscow, a breakthrough in relations that could help pave the way for a solution to the Syrian crisis.

 

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