Iranian official heads to Moscow for talks on Syria crisis

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December 17, 2012 22:27

As pressure grows on Syrian president Bashar Assad to step down, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, headed to Moscow on Monday to discuss the crisis with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov.

Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to Russia comes on another day of intense fighting across Syria.

Assad’s staunchest allies, Moscow and Tehran, have backed his regime since the fighting began over 21 months ago.


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