Iran's foreign minister set to visit Syria: reports

Posted at 01/13/2014 7:16 AM

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to travel to Tehran ally Damascus in the next few days, media reported Sunday, amid preparations for a Syria peace conference.

Zarif was Sunday in Lebanon where he said that his country is not seeking an invitation at all costs to the conference to be held in Switzerland on January 22.

He is visiting Lebanon as part of a regional tour that will also take him to Iraq, Jordan and Syria, Iran's official Al-Alam Arabic-language television said, without giving further details.