Iran, Lebanon presidents to hold talks in New York

Iran, Lebanon presidents to hold talks in New York
Sat Sep 21, 2013 22:07:26

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will hold talks with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Sleiman on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The two presidents will discuss the expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Lebanon as well as regional issues, particularly the Syrian crisis.

The two officials recently met in the Iranian capital of Tehran and urged to enhance bilateral cooperation.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011.

A very large number of the militants operating inside Syria are reportedly foreign nationals.

According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies, especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

In a recent statement, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the number of Syrian refugees, who have fled the country’s 29-month-long conflict, reached two million.

Iran’s President is set to leave Iran’s capital, Tehran, for New York on September 22 to attend the UN event.


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