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Assad and Zarif will discuss regional and international developments and avenues for preserving the peace in the region, according to MEHR.
Delegation to sign accords on business and defense, meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Western intelligence sources estimated that the base, which contains large hangars, can store ballistic missiles capable of hitting Israel.
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
New satellite images purport to show base built to house missiles "capable of striking Israel."
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
A report by Channel 10 says the meetings focus on the "day-after" Syria returns to Assad's control.
Former NSC head says Iranian nuke deal source of problems Iran is causing in region, and deal is "worse than we imagined."
By HERB KEINON
Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
Rouhani's strongest challenger is hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who says Iran does not need foreign help and promises a revival of the values of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The Iranian president also called for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in Syria.
Relations between predominantly Shi'ite Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf remain strained over their support for opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
On Wednesday, Russia launched its first air strikes against rebel targets near the Syrian city of Homs, apparently after informing the US and Israel.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Assad, in a telegram congratulating Iran's supreme leader on the deal agreed with major powers on Tuesday, called it "a major turning point" in the history of Iran and the world.
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