- Title: MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-IRAN ZARIF-ASSAD Iranian FM Zarif meets Assad in Damascus
- Date: 12th August 2015
- Summary: DAMASCUS, SYRIA (AUGUST 12, 2015) (REUTERS) (MUTE) IRANIAN AEROPLANE ON TARMAC SYRIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER, FAISAL MEKDAD (LEFT), WAITING FOR IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF ZARIF WALKING DOWN STEPS FROM PLANE ZARIF SHAKING HANDS WITH SYRIAN OFFICIALS VARIOUS OF THE MEETING BETWEEN MEKDAD AND ZARIF IN DAMASCUS AIRPORT
- Embargoed: 27th August 2015 13:00
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus on Wednesday (August 12) meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Upon his arrival Zarif was greeted by Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, before holding talks with Assad.
After the meeting Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Syria's state news agency, quoted Zarif as saying it was time for the neighbours and other parties to play a role in fighting extremism.
The agency added that Zarif said his discussions with Assad were good and focused on solving the ongoing Syrian crisis.
Iran is one of the strongest supporters of Assad, a figure that Western and Gulf Arab nations say must go as part of any resolution to the Syrian conflict.
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