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Iran, UN discuss Syria

Tehran, Senior Iranian and UN diplomats in a meeting here on Sunday discussed initiatives and specific executive proposals to start work of Syria's Constitutional Committee.

During the meeting in Tehran today, Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant Hossein Jaberi Ansari and UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Syria Stefan de Mistura exchanged views on developments taking place in the Arab country.

Jaberi Ansari said in the meeting with De Mistura the two sides discussed new round of consultations in the field of Syrian Constitutional Committee, which is to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 18-19, 2018 in the presence of senior officials of three guarantor countries in Astana as well as UN Special Envoy for Syria.

De Mistura welcomed Iran's proposals and offered his viewpoints and underlined the need for continuation of consultations between the three guarantor states, the Syrian government and opposition as well as the UN to form and activate Syrian Constitutional Committee.

The two sides also discussed the latest situation for dossiers of detained Syrians, bodies of the killed persons and those missing in action (MiAs).

Jaberi Ansari and de Mistura also talked about special working group third session for exchange, which is to be held in Ankara in the presence of representatives of three guarantor states in Astana and the UN as well as representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA