UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Jaber Ansari in Tehran on Saturday to discuss the latest developments in Syria.
Ansari stated that a common objective for all parties was to “ensure the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Syria, and to ensure the country does not disintegrate” while enacting initiatives which “pave the way for the Syrian people to decide for their country’s future.”
Staffan de Mistura praised Ansari’s “good advice on how we can promote a concrete, real, political process.”
“The alternative is very dangerous” he added.
The visit follows de Mistura’s Friday trip to Moscow, in which he held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and he will meet European and American officials at a conference in Brussels on April 24 and 25.