Larijani Arrives in Syria to Discusses Mideast Developments
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani was in Syria on Thursday for talks on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.
Larijani was due to attend a closed session of the parliament on Wednesday, but he cancelled the meeting and left for Damascus instead.
Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Seyed Hassan Nasrollah is said to be in Syria to attend the said talks.
Kuwait’s Al-Siyassah newspaper, known for its opposition to the Syrian ruling system said it learned from “well-informed Syrian sources” that Nasrallah and Larijani are to meet to discuss the recent developments.
The paper also stated that Nasrallah was moving through Damascus with Syrian guards in an intelligence agency car and that he was dressed in civilian clothes, not his normal clerical garb.
The Kuwaiti newspaper also added that the Iranian official would meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad too.
On Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadeinjad called for a cease-fire but gave no specifics on how it could be achieved.
Larijani chosen for the SNSC post by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also serves as Iran’s key negotiator in the standoff with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program.