Apr 16, 2021 05:33 UTC
  • Iranian official, UN envoy discuss political solutions for Syria crisis

A senior adviser to the Iranian foreign minister for special political affairs and the UN special envoy for Syria held talks on the situation in the Arab country.

According to Tasnim news agency, during the talks, Ali-Asghar Khaji and Geir O. Pedersen discussed political solutions to settle the Syria crisis as well as the need for the Syrian Constitutional Committee to move forward with its negotiations.

The Iranian official touched upon recent talks on Syria held in Tehran with a visiting Russian delegation.

He added the Syrian presidential election will be held based on the current Constitution, and said it is necessary that the Constitution should be respected.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Pedersen’s efforts to sustain talks on the Constitution and holding an upcoming meeting of that Committee,” Khaji said, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.

Pedersen, in turn, lauded Iran’s backing in that regard, saying he was in talks with Syrian sides to make arrangements for holding the sixth meeting of the Committee.

The UN envoy said he would move forward with his consultations with key players, especially Iran.