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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Top Iran official arrives in Syria for talks with Assad

The head of Iran's supreme national council flew to Damascus on Tuesday for talks with embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Jalili landed in Damascus after a two-day visit to Beirut, where he warned against supporting the rebels in Syria. "Those who believe that, by developing insecurity in the countries of the region by sending arms and exporting terrorism, they are buying security for themselves are wrong," he told Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, according to the official news agency IRNA.

"We believe that Syria's friends must help to totally stop the violence, organize national dialogue and general elections in this country, and send humanitarian aid for the Syrian population," the agency quoted Jalili as saying.

Also on Tuesday, Iranian Vice President Hamid Baghaei arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Baghaei is expected to officially invite Morsi to attend aNon-aligned Movement summit due to be held later this month in Tehran. Read More