TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (Press Shia) – UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura held talks on the latest developments in Syria with Iranian deputy FM Jaberi Ansari on Mon. in Tehran.

De Mistura arrived in Tehran late on Sunday ahead of the sixth round of the Astana talks on Syrian settlement, which has been pushed back for mid-September.

During his meeting with Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, the UN envoy discussed the latest developments in Syria, and the ways to resolve the 6-year-old crisis through political negotiations. The two sides also shared views on the holding of the 6th round of the Astana talks.

De Mistura will next meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to confer on further details regarding the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

So far, five meetings have taken place in Astana since January, focused on committing to Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, as well as to establishing de-escalation zones in the war-torn country. Russia, Turkey, Iran as the guarantor states, as well as Syrian government representatives and the country’s opposition participate in the negotiation process.

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