10th July, 2012, Tehran: Just a day after fitting in on an approach to finish the violence in Syria with Assad, Kofi Annan, the United Nations Arab League Envoy, went to Iran for a dialogue with top officials.
Last week, Kofi Annan spoke about a greater role for Iran in settling the Syria crisis. He admitted that all the attempts for a political resolution had actually failed till now and added that Iran needs to be a part of the solution. Annan did not reveal the kind of help he was expecting from Iran. An Iranian news agency told that Kofi Annan would meet Ali Akbar Salehi, the Foreign Minister, and Saeed Jalili, who is a top security official.
Iran is a steadfast partner as well as military backer of Assad’s rule and Tehran is also the chief regional partner of Syria, supplying him them financial and humanitarian aid. US have already ruled out the participation of Iran in international peace meetings on Syria.
Western superpowers have asked Assad to leave power, but still his main partners Russia and China does not have any peace plan which include his ouster.