Zarif says Iran's main challenge is 'confronting extremist Zionist regime'

August 12, 2015 10:00


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Fresh off the successfully negotiated agreement on Iran's nuclear project, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in Beirut on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic's major challenge in the region is in "confronting...the Zionist and extremist regime."

Zarif arrived on an official visit to the Lebanese capital on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including a "new plan" on how to resolve the crisis in neighbouring Syria, according to an Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman.

Details of the plan will be revealed after discussions with the Syrian government and "other players," Marzieh Afkham, an Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman, said in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Zarif will be travelling to Damascus after wrapping up his visit to Lebanon on Wednesday, IRNA reported.

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