U.N.-Arab League envoy in Iran for talks on Syria peace

The U.N.-Arab League envoy to war-torn Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is touring the region to drum up support for Geneva II. (File photo: AFP)

The U.N.-Arab League envoy to war-torn Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived Saturday in Tehran for talks with the foreign minister of Iran, a top ally of the embattled Damascus regime, Mehr news agency said.

The envoy is touring the region to drum up support for Geneva II, a proposed international international peace conference on Syria, which may take place in late November but which has already been postponed many times.

In Tehran, the veteran troubleshooter is to hold talks on Saturday with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, whose government is due to be invited to the talks dubbed Geneva II, reported Agence France-Presse.

Before Iran, Brahimi visited Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

However, prospects for the talks appear dim as the fractured Syrian opposition has yet to decide whether to attend the proposed Geneva II conference.

(With AFP)

 

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