Iran, Russia discuss Syria, Yemen in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Iranian and Russian officials held a meeting in Iran’s capital Tehran to discuss the latest developments in Syria and Yemen, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Russian president’s special envoy Alexander Lavrentiev, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin participated in the meeting, held on Monday.

Both sides conferred on a host of issues, including the latest developments in the war-hit countries of Syria and Yemen.

During the four-hour session, issues related to the formation of the Syrian Constitution Committee, the situation in Syrian Idlib province and the United Nations’ efforts for peace talks in Yemen were discussed.

Iran and Russia are the major regional allies for the Syrian government in its fight with the militants.

The Islamic republic also supports the Shiite rebels in Yemen.

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