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Iran foreign minister arrives in Damascus: source

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi (2nd R) pay their respect at the grave of assassinated Hezbollah military commander Imad Moughniyeh in the southern suburbs of Beirut, during Zarif's visit to Lebanon, January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

DAMASCUS: The foreign minister of Iran, a key ally of the Syrian regime, arrived in Damascus on Wednesday to meet President Bashar al-Assad, a diplomatic source said.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived from Jordan, where he had been as part of a regional tour ahead of a peace conference aimed at ending the the Syrian conflict slated to take place in Switzerland on January 22.

 

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