Iranian official heads to Moscow for talks on Syria crisis

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.